EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Open Space Dialogues – Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Dean Anthony W. Crowell, New York Law School & Lynn B. Kelly, New Yorkers for Parks, Executive Director invite you to join us for:

Open Space Dialogues: Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6-8PM

New York Law School

185 West Broadway, New York, New York 10013


Parks provide multiple benefits in dense urban environments, from recreation to mental health to sustainability and resilience. But staying on top of daily wear and tear and addressing the structural deficiencies of aging infrastructure need to be funded. How should we pay to create and maintain our public realm? In this Open Space Dialogues panel, park practitioners and advocates from New York City and beyond will explore what options exist for ensuring parks in all five boroughs have a sustainable financial future.


  • What are innovative funding strategies applicable to NYC parks?
  • What lessons can we learn from cities with unusual parks funding streams?
  • How do you build an equitable approach into park funding in all neighborhoods?



Eloise Hirsh, Administrator, Freshkills Park and President, Freshkills Park Alliance

Mychal Johnson, Co-Founding Member, South Bronx Unite

Christopher Rizzo, Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


Kathryn Ott Lovell, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Julie Tighe, President, NYLCV and NYLCVEF


Eli Dvorkin, Editorial & Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future


There is no charge for this event.

Generously hosted by

The Center for New York City Law

The Impact Center for Public Interest Law

http://www.ny4p.org/ @ny4p / www.nyls.edu @nylawschool

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