Play Fair NOW to Save Our Parks

Make your voice heard in support of parks funding! Join NY4P and the Play Fair Coalition, 300+ organizations citywide, as we call on our elected leaders to restore funds for our city's parks and open spaces. Enter your contact information below and customize your message. By submitting this form, you add your voice to thousands of New Yorkers and send this urgent message to Mayor de Blasio and your local City Council Member. Thank you!


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Dear [Elected Representative],

NYC Parks suffered the second largest cut of any public agency last year resulting in the worst cleanliness conditions on record during a time of extreme need and demand for healthy public space. I am respectfully requesting that you and your colleagues restore the funds cut from the NYC Parks department to ensure we have safe, clean, and accessible open spaces throughout the rest of this pandemic.

I am proud to join the Play Fair Coalition in calling for a restoration of $78.9 million to the NYC Parks FY22 expense budget. This funding will restore critical seasonal staff, secure frontline parks workers' jobs, and ensure our parks remain safe and accessible to all by bringing back Urban Park Rangers and Parks Enforcement Patrol. It will also restore vital care for the natural forests and wetlands that keep our city resilient and enhance community gardens citywide. To see the full breakdown, visit

Adequate funding for NYC Parks has never been more necessary, and we urge you to Play Fair Now for our city's parks in this year's budget. Thank you.

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