Parks & Recreation is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 650,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
A national organization solely dedicated to preserving the Olmsted legacy by providing the advocacy, research, and education needed to protect, restore, and maintain these exemplary parks and landscapes. NAOP encourages scholarship, publishes key reference materials, supports local park restoration, and provides technical assistance to preservation efforts.
The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust grew from the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee, established in 1980 to prepare and publish an inventory of parks, gardens and demesnes of historic importance within Northern Ireland.
For the 100 largest cities in the US, the Trust for Public Land developed the ParkScore® index. This index is the most comprehensive rating system ever developed to measure how well the 100 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks. Cities are awarded points based on our analysis of four important characteristics of an effective park system: acreage, investment, amenities, and access. Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore® of 100.
Resources provided by USDA specific to the Eastern U.S. forests and parks. Includes Minnesota south to Missouri and east to Maine to West Virginia
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is the only not-for-profit (501c3) foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. Through education, technical assistance, and outreach, we broaden awareness of and support for historic landscapes nationwide in hopes of saving this diverse and priceless heritage for future generations.
educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.
Organizations concerned with Niagara Frontier green space and wildlife are listed along with their goals, activities, and so on. The site also provides a Speakers' Bureau, a forum for discussion of environmental issues, a listing of Frontier parks and refuges and the wildlife that might be observed there.