Playground Improvement Project

Our Playground Improvement Project (PIP) program creates safe and beautiful play spaces for the greater New York City community. We partner with NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to plan and execute a yearly large-scale park or playground improvement project in Manhattan. We focus on parks that need restoration and that will have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Each year, our team selects a different New York City park and spends five weekends in the spring and one weekend in the fall painting, gardening, and completing general improvements in the park.

For questions about New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project, you can reach us at pip@nyjl.org.

Previous Playground Improvement Projects include:

1991 •  PS 75

1992 •  JHS 47M NY School for the Deaf

1993 • PS 169 Robert F. Kennedy School

1994 • PS 111 Adolf Ochs School

1995 • PS 15 The Robert Clemente School

1996 • PS 146 Anna M. Short School

1997 • PS  2 Meyer London School

1998 • PS 197 Howard Bennett Playground

1999 • PS 194 Countee Cullen Literacy Academy

2000 • PS 125 Ralph Bunche Elementary School

2001 • Thomas Jefferson Playground

2002 • Baruch Playground and PS138

2003 • Marcus Garvey Playground

2004 • Highbridge Park

2005 • Tompkins Square Park

2006 • Jackie Robinson Park

2007 • Seward Park

2008 • James J. Walker Park

2009 • Morningside Park

2010 • St. Nicholas Park

2011 • Sara D. Roosevelt Park

2012 • East River Park

2013 • Anne Loftus Playground at Fort Tryon Park

2014 • Tompkins Square Park

2015 • Columbus Park and Foley Square

2016 • Marcus Garvey Park

2017 • Jackie Robinson Park

2018 • Corlears Hook Park

2019 • Thomas Jefferson Park

2020 • PIP temporarily suspended

2021 • St. Nicholas Park

2022 • Seward Park

1991 • P.S. 75

1992 •  JHS 47M NY School for the Deaf

1993 • PS 169 Robert F. Kennedy School

1994 • PS 111 Adolf Ochs School

1995 • PS 15 The Robert Clemente School

1996 • PS 146 Anna M. Short School

 

2011 • Sara D. Roosevelt Park

2022 • Seward Park