THE RANDALL’S ISLAND PARK ALLIANCE (RIPA) partners with the City, local communities and our generous supporters to offer all New Yorkers – from athletes to artists, children to seniors, and amateurs to world champions – the kind of parkland and expansive views that invite us to reach for our dreams. RIPA works to develop and expand community and youth programs, restore the island’s natural ecosystems, and foster healthy and active lifestyles through the maintenance and care of 330 acres of waterfront parkland, including more than half of Manhattan’s premier playing fields.
During this challenging year, the Randall’s Island Park Alliance has remained committed to serving the millions of New Yorkers who benefit from using the Island. Throughout NY Pause and the peak of the City’s lockdown, the Alliance remained open as an essential service providing much needed open space and online programming focused on fitness, nature, and education to Park users of all ages. The Urban Farm refocused its efforts on farming and harvesting and donated over 3,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries in nearby Harlem and South Bronx communities. More recently, as youth sports have been permitted, the 60+ sports fields are once again filled with the smiling (under masks) faces of grateful children!
None of this work would have been possible
without your generous support.
This year’s virtual Gala will be available for the whole RIPA community to enjoy, and we deeply appreciate your commitment to the Alliance by making a contribution. When you attach your name and support to our cause, you signal your appreciation for all the Alliance does, and that is truly the most important gift in times like these.