A Beautiful Spring Day in the Park

Gardeners at work in front of the BRC on the new Elizabeth Hubbard Memorial Garden. Click a thumbnail to view photos. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 20%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Senator Squadron’s testimony before NYC Council Committee on Parks and Recreation: Equity in Parks

Click image or link below to open PDF of Senator Squadron’s testimony.

Squadron Parks testimony 04.23.14

Park Equity Begins with a Better Public Budget

This post comes from the New Yorkers for Parks blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On March 27, the City Council’s Parks Committee held its annual preliminary budget hearing, and NY4P Executive Director Tupper Thomas was there to offer both testimony about specific budgetary needs this fiscal year, but also to begin to address some […]

Recent events in M’Finda Kalunga Garden

The Garden is in full swing. We had two classes from University Settlement’s Head Start programs today.

Jenifer Marcus (retired kindergarten teacher) is running them every week.

We had Tenzer Learning Center High School class in today too. They are ESL students and they came to see the garden, learn about it and practice English […]

City Council Hearings on Parks Budget Priorities

Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition http://sdrpc.mkgarden.org/

Good afternoon. My name is K Webster, President of the Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition.

The Parks Department has been our active partner in caring for this essential open space in our crowded and diverse neighborhoods. We appreciate Partnership for Parks for their ongoing support of this alliance. […]

New Parks and Recreation Department Commissioner named

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that Mitchell J. Silver FAICP is the new Commissioner of New York City Parks & Recreation. Mr. Silver, a Brooklyn native who grew up near Prospect Park, received his Bachelors degree from Pratt Institute and his Masters degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College. He is a Fellow […]