New York Restoration Project believes nature is a fundamental human right.

Everyone deserves access to high-quality public green space. NYRP works collaboratively with residents in communities across the five boroughs to renovate gardens, restore parks, plant trees, promote urban agriculture, and build partnerships that transform the city’s landscape. We value the unique experiences, knowledge, and resources that each community member brings to our work. We are committed to creating a greener, more resilient city for all.

Our work stretches beyond our gardens and parks.

Explore the full impact of our programs.

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NYRP Founder Bette Midler

Our Team

Our team includes experts in the field of horticulture, urban agriculture, landscape architecture, community relations, and administration.

Our Team
Our Founder

Our Story

Bette Midler founded NYRP a quarter-century ago by simply picking up trash in a park.

Our Story


We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Annual Report 2023

Read our Annual Report to learn how we’re adapting to meet the one of the greatest needs for clean, green open space that our city has ever had.

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