NYC Parks Department Announces 20 Sites for Transformational Investments

 

 

 

Central Park

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue and City University of New York (CUNY) Distinguished Professor of Public Health Terry Huang announced the initial findings from a large-scale study of the public health impacts of the Community Parks Initiative (CPI), an equity-driven investment program through which Parks enhances greenspaces in underserved neighborhoods. Parks also announced the next twenty sites that will receive CPI funding in 2024 and 2025, with sites in all five boroughs.

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NYC Parks Opens New Mounted Command Facility at Sunrise Stables in Gemini Fields

 

 

 

New Queens Mounted Command Facility at Sunrise Stables in Gemini Fields. Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

NYC Parks today announced the opening of a brand-new Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) mounted command facility at the Sunrise Stables in Gemini Fields, Queens, which will allow for increased patrols in Brooklyn and Queensparks. The new facility – the first in the borough in 23 years – will house two Parks horses, Fiona and Ginger, and serve as a new training facility formounted PEP officers.

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NYC Parks Releases ‘Our Urban Forest’ Storymap

 

 

 

NYC Parks today announced the completion of a brand-new StoryMaphighlighting the City’s trees, canopy, and forestry maintenance titled “Our Urban Forest.” Through the StoryMap, Parks has compiled the most comprehensive look at the City’s urban forest to date, complete with information on the city’s process for caring for trees; contextual data on thecoverage and expansion of the City’s urban canopy; and additional information on tree services requests, inspections, and more. 

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