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Green NYC: Parks

Mike Bloomberg led a major expansion of the City’s parks, adding more than 850 acres of new parkland, much of it along the waterfront, and opening new recreational facilities in all five boroughs. At the end of Mayor Bloomberg’s term in 2013, 76% of New Yorkers lived within a 10-minute walk of a park or playground.

  • Added more than 850 acres of park land.
  • 400 acres of waterfront land acquired by the parks department.
  • In 2013, 76% of New Yorkers lived within a 10 minute walk of a park.