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NYC Parks

NYC Parks

NYC Parks is the steward of more than 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens  and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.

Current Exhibitions Supported by NYC Parks

Olmsted’s Enduring Gift

Litchfield Villa Lawn, Prospect Park

Presented by The New York Times

Additional Support by Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks

The man behind many of the nation’s beloved public spaces, Frederick Law Olmsted, was born 200 years ago. His creations are more essential to modern American life than ever.

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A Deliberate Impression

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Presented by Parsons School of Design and NYC Parks

A Deliberate Impression features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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For autistic youths entering adulthood, a new world of challenges awaits

Washington Street and Plymouth Street

Presented by National Geographic

Finding work, love, and independence can be especially difficult for those on the spectrum.

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Why Black homeownership thrives in this special pocket of New York City

Washington Street and Plymouth Street

Presented by National Geographic

In a nation with a history of racist housing policies, this community became an enduring exception — and a point of pride.

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The urgent need to protect the Serengeti’s intricate web of life

Washington Street and Plymouth Street

Presented by National Geographic

The vast and varied ecosystem of thousands of plant and animal species is a place of astonishing resilience — but it needs the support of Kenyans and Tanzanians to survive.

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