NYC Parks Archives - State of the Planet

People Power and New York City Parks

The parks may not get 1% of NYC’s $100 billion budget, but if 1% of the city’s 8.4 million people volunteered to work in their local park, those 84,000 people could clean up a lot of trash and weeds.

by |September 12, 2022
southwest corner of central park

It’s Time to Invest in New York City’s Parks

Mayor Adams understands the importance of parks and is committed to enhanced parks equity.

by |February 14, 2022

An Environmental Agenda for NYC’s New Mayor

Our new mayor should let our environmental actions do the talking for the next eight years. It would be a refreshing change.

by |December 6, 2021

The Mayor’s Shameful Mismanagement of New York City’s Parks

For a mayor who talks about equity and income inequality, he should remember that parks are one of the few services we already have that provide a measure of equality, access and opportunity for all. They should be treasured rather than trashed.

by |August 31, 2020

The Necessity of New York City’s Parks

A functioning park system helps address a wide variety of sustainability and social problems.

by |May 11, 2020