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City Parks Foundation

Submitted by Get Healthy Heights on November 05, 2015. Get Healthy Heights

CPF (City Parks Foundation) is the only nonprofit organization to create programs in parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City. We enrich and connect New Yorkers through free and accessible arts, sports, education and community-building initiatives:

Sports: CPF provides FREE sports instruction to over 14,000 kids and 1,000 seniors annually, at over 80 parks citywide. Sports programs include
- Golf
- Tennis
- Street hockey
- Track and field
- Soccer
- Kids fitness
- Seniors fitness.

Education: We connect teachers, students and families through hands-on classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. Annually, our programs reach 7,500 students and community members and 600 teachers. Educational programs include:
- Seeds to Trees
- Green Girls
- Learning Gardens
- Coastal Classroom
- Teen PASS
- Media Art Apprenticeships

Arts and Culture: City Parks Foundation’s Arts programs offer over 1,200 performances a year—more than any other arts organization in New York City. Performances include:
- SummerStage (music, dance, and theater)
- SummerStage Kids
- Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
- City Parks PuppetMobile

Service Projects: Partnerships for Parks is the public-private program that supports and champions a growing network of leaders caring and advocating for neighborhood parks and green spaces. We equip people, organizations and government with the skills and tools they need to transform these spaces into dynamic community assets.

To learn more about any of the City Park Foundation's programs, or to contact them, go to