THE GIFT OF PARKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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This holiday season, give the gift of Parks to your loved ones! From dedicating a bench in your favorite park, to supporting the City’s trees, here are some of the ways in which you can share your park pride with friends and family:

Recreation Center Gift Memberships

Beginning on 12/15, Recreation Center Gift Memberships will be available for purchase at select sites. An NYC Parks Recreation Center membership gives you access to New York City’s most affordable and extensive network of recreational facilities across the five boroughs – including more than 1,000 pieces of strength and cardio equipment, 29 basketball courts, 12 indoor pools, and 6 running tracks. Gift Memberships can be purchased in two age categories: Senior (62+) and Adult (18-61). Membership for children and youth ages 17 and under are FREE! To find a list of centers where you can buy a Gift Membership, visit: www.nyc.gov/parks keyword: Gift Cards.

Senior Membership prices:

$25: Senior one year membership; includes access to all 33 Recreation Centers (including those with indoor pools)

Adult Membership prices:

$50: Adult six-month membership; includes access to 21 Recreation Centers (without indoor pools)

$75: Adult six-month membership; includes access to all 33 Recreation Centers (including those with indoor pools)

$100: Adult one year membership; includes access to 21 Recreation Centers (without indoor pools)

$150: Adult one year membership; includes access to all 33 Recreation Centers (including those with indoor pools)

MillionTreesNYC Gear

A green present means a greener future. Say “I’m In” and share a gift with your family and our great city by supporting MillionTreesNYC. You’ll find clothing, water bottles, bags, and more featuring unique I’M slogans at our online store. Each purchase goes to support the campaign to plant and care for one million new trees across the City’s five boroughs over the next decade. By planting one million trees, New York City can increase its urban forest, improving the quality of the air we breathe. To start shopping visit www.cafepress.com/milliontreesnyc today.

Adopt-a-Bench

This holiday season, give a gift that will give for years to come through the Adopt-A-Bench program! Create a custom gift to celebrate someone special in their favorite New York City park. Donations beginning at $2,500 will pay for the installation of a personalized plaque on a bench of your choosing. Our benches have been used for everything from marriage proposals and memorials to birthday wishes and manifestos. What message would you like to leave for others in the coming year? For more information about Adopt-A-Bench, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/adopt or call (212) 360-1379.