COVID‑19 Information

Our policy as of August 5, 2021.
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As COVID-19 Delta variant infections increase in New York City, NYRP continues to monitor all policies and mandates related to outdoor gatherings from the CDC, NY State Department of Health, and NYC Department of Health. The safety of our staff, participants, and communities we serve is paramount.

As such, we require that all staff and participants at NYRP programs and events—whether in our gardens or parks, regardless of vaccination status—must wear a mask at all times and social distance whenever possible.

We strongly encourage all community gardeners and members of the public to wear a mask at all times when in an NYRP park or garden.

As of May 10, 2021, NYS regulations currently allow outdoor gatherings for up to 500 people. Gatherings over 20 people also require a permit from NYC Parks.

NYRP reserves the right to assess on a case-by-case basis, what the maximum number of attendees at events should be based on the size of the park or garden, and the type of event, while ensuring full compliance with any City or State safety guidelines.

We will continue to monitor government policies and update our policies accordingly. Thank you.