It's My Park Day

Join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each It's My Park Day season to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs!

Get involved with It's My Park Day community-led service opportunities and free events throughout the 2014 season!  In total, nearly 300 community parks groups will coordinate and lead It’s My Park Day events throughout the five boroughs during our 2014 season, which runs from May to October.

How does It's My Park Day work? Partnerships for Parks invites dedicated community groups to organize It's My Park Day volunteer projects and free cultural events in their neighborhood parks. Volunteer activities range from horticulture to painting projects, along with a variety of free events, including kayaking, dance performance, and much, much more!


YOU can help! On It's My Park Day, Partnerships for Parks invites you and your family to help care for and celebrate our parks! Search for projects in your neighborhood OR just show up at the project meeting location at the indicated start time. It's that simple! It's My Park Day is a great opportunity to meet local park groups that need year-round help from caring neighbors like you!



It's My Park Day activities are coordinated by local community groups, City Parks Foundation, and many divisions of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, including Urban Park Rangers, Historic House Trust, and Recreation. Here are a few examples of the many projects that you can join:

  • Clean up litter in parks, along shorelines, and greenstreets

  • Rake, mulch, plant bulbs, and care for tree pits

  • Paint benches, fencing, park houses, and comfort stations throughout playgrounds and parks

  • Participate in fun, free events for the whole family, including tennis lessons, face painting, historic house tours, nature walks, and more!

Important: Due to the growing popularity of It's My Park Day and limited project supplies, all corporate, school, and nonprofit groups must contact Partnerships for Parks to inquire about available volunteer projects.