New York City Parks & Recreation/Office of Public Affairs

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The Arsenal
830 Fifth Ave., 3rd Floor
New York
United States

About Us

Welcome to the Office of Public Affairs at the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Parks & Recreation is the steward of 29,053 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City —including more than 4,000 individual properties ranging from Yankee Stadium and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds. We manage four major stadia, 550 tennis courts, 61 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 22 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 athletic facilities. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events and cultural festivals