Five Borough Program

Supporting New York City’s public spaces.

Since 2014, the Five Borough Program—operated in partnership with NYC Parks—is designed to create lasting change in the care and resiliency of parks throughout New York City. Using technical assistance, facilitated trainings, and advisory support, the Program enhances the skills and capacity of NYC Parks staff—and their supporting community partners—to improve park maintenance and thus, New Yorkers’ access to healthy, vibrant, and beautiful open spaces.

A map showing the Parks that the Central Park Conservancy has worked in as part of the Five Borough Program.

The Five Borough Program works entirely outside of Central Park, providing on-site technical assistance and training to NYC Parks and public spaces throughout the City.

Focused exclusively on caring for public spaces outside of Central Park, the Five Borough Program has worked in a portfolio of parks throughout the City, including:

  • Astoria Park
  • Bennett Park
  • Bronx Park
  • Brower Park
  • Clove Lakes Park
  • Crotona Park
  • East River Park
  • Evelina Antonetti Playground
  • Ferry Point Park
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Herbert Von King Park
  • Holcombe Rucker Park
  • Macombs Dam Park/Heritage Field
  • Marine Park
  • McCarren Park
  • Pelham Bay Park
  • Playground 134
  • Ranaqua Playground
  • People’s Park Playground
  • Pulaski Park Playground
  • Roberto Clemente Ballfield
  • Saw Mill Playground
  • St. John’s Park
  • St. Mary’s Park
  • Tappen Park
  • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Walker Park

Caring for Parks in the Five Boroughs

Conservancy staff member Jose describes the support we provided in Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem in 2021.

"Without our asking, the Five Borough Program has gone well beyond our initial plans...We are so grateful for the skills, expertise, and equipment that Jose Figueroa and the team shares with us from the Central Park Conservancy. Many thanks all, for making this happen!"

Margot Perron, Director, Marine Park, NYC Parks