Seasonal Jobs at Parks!

Go to the Parks Department website to apply.

NYC Parks helps bring together people from all over our great city. From the iconic Central Park to neighborhood playgrounds, we own and operate some of the most exemplary green spaces in the world. At NYC Parks, our mission is to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for the present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces.

NYC Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Parks Mission

Want to know more about who we are and what we do? See our vision and mission to understand our priorities and to learn more about how we create and sustain thriving parks and public spaces for New Yorkers.


Work at NYC Parks offers innovation, leadership, the satisfaction of public service, and a place to grow and develop your career. Full-time employees are also eligible for a wide variety of City benefits and perks.

  • Health Care Coverage – We offer a wide variety of health care plans to meet the needs of you and your family.
  • Pension – Upon retirement, qualified members of the City’s generous pension program receive a guaranteed salary and health benefits for the rest of their lives.
  • Professional Development – We offer numerous training programs, leadership development opportunities, and career coaching services, while encouraging employees to attend approved off-site trainings and seminars.
  • Perks – Our employees are eligible for discounts on some of the top attractions in the city, and all employees receive free membership to our recreation centers.

Current Openings

Full-Time and
Seasonal Positions

NYC Parks offers both full-time and seasonal opportunities. Seasonal positions vary in length, and seasonal employees may not be eligible for the same variety of benefits as full-time employees.

Join the New York City
Cleanup Corps!

The New York City Cleanup Corps is a New Deal-inspired economic recovery program that will make New York City the cleanest, greenest city in the United States. 10,000 workers will be hired at agencies across the city, including here at Parks. To apply, review the Playground Associate, City Seasonal Aide, and City Park Worker listings by borough below.

Our Teams

Work at Parks Design and Construction - redesign, rebuild, and create Parks facilities

Design & Construction

We regularly redesign and rebuild hundreds of parks and facilities each year, and create vibrant spaces out of underused areas.

Work at Parks Maintenance and Operations - Parks maintenance worker clearing up snow in th parks for public safety

Maintenance & Operations

We help communities take pride in well-cared-for parks that are free of litter and safe for children to play.

Work at Parks Forestry & Environment - beautiful flowers from parks

Forestry & Environment

We take an innovative approach to forestry management, caring for more 650,000 street trees, and millions more in parks, and natural areas across the city.

Work at Parks Enforcement - Parks Enforcement Patrol officers on duty


Our trained law enforcement officers help us ensure that our city’s parks are secure and act as ambassadors to the park.

Work at Parks Recreation & Programming - shape up NYC program instructor teaching dances

Recreation & Programming

Our creative and dynamic programs bring our community’s shared spaces to life, teach people lifelong skills, and help us understand the natural world.

Work at Parks Administration - administrators at planning meeting


Our administration leads thousands of full-time employees and helps us innovate, plan, and analyze the future of our city’s parks.

Become an NYC Parks Lifeguard

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