New York City announced a multi-million dollar investment in small-scale public space. The Community Parks Initiative is a multi-faceted investment in 35 community parks that are located in New York City’s densely populated and growing neighborhoods where there are higher-than-average concentrations of poverty. The Community Parks Initiative is NYC Parks’ first major equity initiative. It will invest $130 million capital dollars and also bring enhanced programming, maintenance, and community partnership building to community parks serving high-need communities. The initiative will engage New Yorkers in rebuilding local parks, create new reasons to get out and get fit, and reconnect communities to the green spaces right outside their doorsteps.