About Us

Founded in 2005, the Jersey City Parks Coalition is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that assists in the development and maintenance of Jersey City’s parks and public spaces. The mission of the Jersey City Parks Coalition is to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.

The Coalition aspires to build a great city-wide organization that sets the standard for, and spreads the principles of, democracy through community empowerment and the principles of world-class park management for the betterment of all residents. The Coalition is committed to sustaining this operating model to provide a legacy for future generations of Jersey City residents and all users of the park and public space.  All residents are welcome to join any of the member organizations working on parks and public spaces near you.

Since 2005, the Parks Coalition has empowered residents and volunteers to get involved in greening projects, resulting in healthier and more sustainable communities throughout the City. Beginning with three member parks, the  Jersey City Parks Coalition has grown to more than 29 community and parks groups that maintain, beautify and organize programs and activities for their parks and surrounding neighborhoods. The coalition believes in protecting, increasing and caring for our precious open spaces. “There is no better tool to bring about change in your neighborhoods than through parks and green initiative. We’ve learned this time and time again. Our parks are at the center of change.” says Mory Thomas, former Vice President of the JCPC.” (From City of Trees Page)