About Us

What is the Park Slope Civic Council?


The Park Slope Civic Council promotes the health, vitality and character of the Park Slope neighborhood and advocates for the interests of residents, businesses and others with a stake in the community.

The Park Slope Civic Council nurtures, defends, celebrates, and invigorates this community we call home.

Without the Civic Council, the Park Slope we know today would not exist.

Our members and trustees have put their energy and talents to excellent use – to ensure that Park Slope not only remains one of the greatest urban neighborhoods in the United States, but becomes an even better place to live, work, raise a family, shop and entertain.

PSCC has been dedicated to improving Park Slope since 1896. And our efforts continue today across a wide spectrum of activities:

  • Annual Core Events: House Tour, Halloween Parade, Civic Sweep, Toys for Tots, MulchFest, and Food for Thought Fundraiser
  • Community-Building Activities: Grants to local organizations, Scholarships for high school seniors, Forums on subjects of community interest, and the Ortner Preservation Awards
  • Advocacy: Expansion of the Historic District, transforming Fourth Avenue, fighting for an affordable neighborhood supermarket, supporting small businesses

All these efforts are entirely volunteer driven, from the grassroots up. If there’s a project you’d like to help out on – or a project you’d like to see us take up – join the Civic Council today and let’s make it happen! We’ve been around a long time, but we are as vibrant as ever, always re-tooling our civic organization to address present and future needs, reaching out to the whole community to give shape to its dreams and its great potential.