NYC Releases New Performance Guidelines for Parks

By on January 13, 2011.

NYC High Performance Park Guidelines

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation have recently released a manual called “High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC.” The publication is just one more step in Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030.

While this guide is meant for New York City parks, after flipping through I’ve found that many of the guidelines are universally beneficial to parks anywhere. I plan on using them as a checklist of topics for my capstone project as well. It is great to see a city put out such a comprehensive package for the public to not only see, but for other municipalities to use.

Download the full “High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC” via

Benjamin Boyd is a student of landscape architecture at the University of Florida. He is the editor for Landscape Invocation and aspires to practice in the DC area upon graduation.

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