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Nyc Parks Mounted Auxillary Unit Inc

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 289


1234 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10029 USA


The new york city parks mounted auxiliary unit, founded in 1996, is a group of private citizens who assist the parks enforcement patrol (pep) officers of the city's department of parks and recreation. Auxiliary officers serve as "eyes and ears" for the parks department, patrolling on horseback in areas inaccessible by vehicle to ensure the safety of park patrons and the preserva-tion of animals, plants, and natural resources. In uniform, on well-trained parks mounts, we deter, identify, and report illegal or unsafe activities that require pep, nypd, fdny, or ems attention. We advise the public on parks rules, provide directions and information, and assist those who are injured, lost, or victims of crime. We support pep at special events such as concerts, parades and the new york city marathon.


Members provided over 5,000 hours of patrols and related services to new york city parks

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This not-for-profit has no overhead- all positions are filled by volunteers. The NYC Parks Department does not have the financial resources to support mounted patrols of the City's Parks.. Unfortunate since horse patrols have been shown to not only be the most effective, but also the most comforting to tourists. The volunteers patrol their assigned park all day, riding with either another volunteer or with a professional officer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Positive comments from patrons that we assisted. Most needed directions to the nearest rest rooom....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Cover more parks.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

A chance to help people and to be with the horses.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

From every walk of life- the only thing they had in common was the ability to ride.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a public riding facility in Central Park

Ways to make it better...

Weather did not cooperate- the horses seeemed to love the cold weather- I didn;t

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial- some of our biggest donors were hurt badly by the financial melt-down.

One thing I'd also say is that...

There is more info on the website: http://www.auxparksmtd.org

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About every month

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