NY4P Parks Platform 2013 Endorsement and White Paper


From an open space perspective, the Bloomberg Administration will perhaps be most remembered for its “legacy parks” – pristine new jewels such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, the High Line, and Governors Island that have been hailed for their dramatic designs and hybrid public-private funding strategies. In addition, thanks to the vision and capital dollars underpinning PlaNYC, the Parks Department has undertaken transformative capital projects in eight existing destination parks citywide – from Soundview Park in the Bronx to Rockaway Park on the edge of Queens. On a smaller scale, programs such as the Schoolyards-to-Playgrounds Program, a partnership between the School Construction Authority and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land, and the Department of Transportation’s Public Plaza Program have created innovative new community spaces on previously underutilized public land.

Read the full endorsement and white paper.