NYC Parks Department

In the spring of 2016, the Commission announced a major step in creating safe spaces for transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers. Thanks to a new executive order, signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, transgender persons have the right to use the restroom of their choice in City-owned buildings and parks.

As part of this new policy, the Commission is working closely with the Department of Parks and Recreation to train all Parks staff. Using new training materials designed specifically for City employees, we are training staff across the City to ensure all New Yorkers have access to this fundamental right.