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/playground improvement 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.

This spring we are rejuvenating Thomas Jefferson Park, a 15.52 acre park located in East Harlem. With a myriad of indoor and outdoor improvements needed, we are excited to give the community around this park a wonderfully refurbished space to enjoy activities and to relax.

Volunteer with Us

All are welcome to volunteer with NYJL volunteers on park renovation days. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community, and we need you to help garden, landscape, renovate, as well as make general improvements.

Saturday, April 13<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&registration_id=1892>
Sunday, April 14<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1893>
Saturday, April 27<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1900>
Sunday, April 28<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1901>
Saturday, May 4<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1902>
Sunday, May 5<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1903>
Saturday, May 11<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1904>
Saturday, May 18<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1905>
Sunday, May 19<https://members.nyjl.org/?nd=vms_registration_event_detail&amp;registration_id=1906>

And celebrate with us on Saturday, June 1st as we hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Thomas Jefferson Park with fun for the whole family. Check back here for more details.

For questions about New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project, you can reach us at nyjlpip@gmail.com<mailto:nyjlpip@gmail.com>.

Support NYJL PIP’s Project in Thomas Jefferson Park [https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/givingtuesday-transform-nyc-parks] . Your gift can help NYJL PIP to purchase paint and gardening supplies to use in the park!