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Partnerships Lab


Through the Partnerships Lab, the Institute will engage in 6- to 12-month collaborative, creative partnerships with organizations that support urban parks in order to help strengthen their ability to foster great public spaces. By strengthening organizations that support parks, the Institute seeks to ensure that all communities receive the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits that parks provide when well-planned and maintained.

Selected organizations will work closely with the Institute to evaluate their long-term organizational vision, define a discrete organizational challenge, and develop a strategy to meet that challenge. The Institute will provide a combination of resources to help partners meet the identified goal including staff time, technical expertise, external advisors, and access to a broad network of urban park professionals. Each partnership will be unique and will be driven by the needs and goals of each partner.

The Institute will solicit applications for partners through an open application process that will launch this spring. For more information, contact Salmaan Khan, NYC Program Manager (skhan@centralparknyc.org) or Chris Cousino, National Program Manager (cousino@centralparknyc.org).