Description & History

Thank you for your interest in Friends of Brook Park. In our advocacy and programming we have achieved many goals as well as being recognized for our excellence – city and nation-wide. 

Some of the highlights include: 

Our leadership, deft strategy and tireless persistence led to an exemplary victory -- the preservation of 26 acres of public parkland on Randall's Island, by defeating the Giuliani-era "waterpark" that many said was a "done deal". 

We have served hundreds of youth with our unique environmental educational programming, on land and the waters, hosted indigenous cultural activities that draw world-renowned facilitators and guests and sponsored special events, like the recent Halloween safe haven with Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. 

FoBP is recognized as a leader in grass-roots visioning and planning, with our Director receiving a Certificate of Recognition through the Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award of the prestigious Municipal Art Society. 

There’s much, much more to write about but you can go to our website and blog for the latest updates, http://www.friendsofbrookpark.org/blog or you can join us for one of our events to see what everyone is talking about. 

Your contribution of time, energy or money now will ensure the continuation of the initiatives mentioned above and many other FoBP activities that contribute to the quality of life of so many in The South, South Bronx and the entire New York City region. And, if your employer provides matching gifts for its employee contributions, inquire in your office as to how they can add to your support for FoBP. You can donate directly here: 

Friends of Brook Park 
PO Box 801 
The South, South Bronx, NY 10454 

Thanks for all you do. 

More than a decade before PlaNYC2030 was announced, we have been engaged in numerous initiatives to make our city more green and livable. 

We have accomplished much in a very short time: 

* Featured in Sierra Club's national magazine for our environmental educational programming: 
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201009/plantingseeds.aspx 

*Highlighted in the national Salon website for our urban agriculture initiatives: 
http://www.salon.com/food/feature/2010/05/17/community_gardens_slide_show 

Featured in the NY Times for our community gardening advocacy: 
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/impending-rules-worry-some-community-gardeners

About the organization

Friends Of Brook Park

Contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Manager
6466484362
Organization’s website:
http://www.friendsofbrookp...