Mayor Eric Adams committed to funding NYC Parks with 1% of the NYC budget on the campaign trail: “We need to do everything we can to preserve the future generations of New Yorkers the right to these essential parks.” His FY23 Preliminary Budget departs from these promises, cutting the NYC Parks budget by $60 million and dramatically reducing the park’s workforce.
Raising park funding from 0.5 to 1 percent of the budget is the bare minimum required for adequate staffing, maintenance, and park planning to ensure that our parks are safe, clean, and accessible for all New Yorkers. This is critically important as the city gears up for another summer of increased demand and need for open spaces, especially in areas like the Bronx that have a historic lack of park accessibility.
Tell Mayor Adams and the NYC City Council to allocate 1% of the budget for NYC Parks! Sign the petition HERE!