Stewardship Workshop 2018

On March 23rd, we celebrated our 10th Annual Stewardship Workshop with teachers, parents, parent coordinators, and after-school providers from 20 of our NYC school playground sites. The event brought school communities together to share resources, strategies, and success stories on keeping schoolyards vibrant, beautiful, and safe. This year’s program had a stellar line-up of speakers,…

Off to a Green Start

We strive to make the stewardship of each school garden a community responsibility,  both fun and educational.  We include students in on the first plantings of their schoolyards to connect them to the process early.  By investing students in their garden early in the process, we hope to develop their sense of responsibility and pride…

Playground Opening: PS 140/Edward K. Ellington School in Jamaica, Queens

On May 22, the New York City Playgrounds team celebrated the opening of PS 140/Edward K. Ellington School in Jamaica, Queens.  Located within a 10-minute walk of over 11,000 New Yorkers, the new community playground in Queens was transformed from an asphalt lot into a vibrant green community playground following The Trust for Public Land’s participatory design process….