Sunday, October 21, 2007

It's My Park! Day brings out Community Volunteers!

Yesterday, the Friends of St. Nicholas Park and the New York City Parks and Recreations Department hosted the annual It's My Park! Day in St. Nicholas Park. The day included 20 students from the KIPP STAR College Prep Charter School. A special thanks to Rai Bolden for bringing her students to prepare the Park for Spring.

We also saw an additional 20 volunteers from the community come out and help plant daffodil bulbs, scrubs, and a tree in the park. The tree is the first of many that will arrive in St. Nicholas Park and other city parks as part of Mayor Bloomberg's Million Trees Initiative. Click on the website and see how you can make a difference in your neighborhood by requesting street trees.

The Friends would like to thanks our Gardener Scott Farrington, our Partnership for Parks outreach coordinator Sarah Forte, our Park Manager Sal Trento and our Park Supervisor Chester Heald for helping make this day such as success for our park. And of course all the volunteers who came out and worked hard. Thank You!

Below are photos of some of the work and volunteers from yesterday's event.

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