New York City Parks and Recreation

The City of New York has been an advocate for green space since 1686 when Bowling Green Park was designated as a parade ground and marketplace at the foot of Broadway. Since then, 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.

They 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. They care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. NYC Parks look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. They are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs.

We are massive advocates of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department. As runners in Brooklyn, we benefit from the various greenspaces and pedestrian walkways everyday. It is our goal to make a small contribution to these parks with every purchase from ATMPT.


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