A capital project typically takes years to complete, so your group should know what to expect before starting on a People Make Parks project.
For a successful People Make Parks project, your group will need to:
- Build a coalition and strong working relationships with your Parks representatives, local Community Board, and elected officials. Your Partnerships for Parks Outreach Coordinator can help you get connected to these key players.
- Outreach widely in your neighborhood to learn what people want in a new park. This is called community visioning. Your group can build their community visioning skills with the People Make Parks Program at Partnerships for Parks.
- Gain general knowledge about how the capital process works.
- Actively participate in the NYC Parks Capital Process by, for example, promoting and attending the scope meeting.
The People Make Parks website was created to help you, your park group, or a volunteer community group achieve these goals.