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

We work to ensure that all New Yorkers have equitable access to green space. For over 25 years, NYRP has invested in and stewarded parks and gardens throughout the city’s five boroughs to strengthen communities, promote food sovereignty, and counter environmental and social injustice.

Effectively carrying out our mission requires collaboration, synergy, and understanding of the communities we serve on many different levels. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded into our core identity and we deeply value the unique perspectives, knowledge, and resources that each member of our team and extended community brings to NYRP.

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 2021

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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