NYC Parks & Recreation is the steward of almost 29,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 4,000 individual properties ranging from Yankee Stadium and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. DOP operates more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds; DOP manages four major stadiums, 550 tennis courts, 52 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches; DOP cares for 1,200 monuments and 22 historic house museums; they look after 500,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. They are New York City’s principal provider of athletic facilities, as well as home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
DOP enforced its rules by issuing violations, returnable to the Environmental Control Board (ECB). For a complete description of the rules and regulations as well as the ECB penalty schedule, click here.