What Does PlaNYC mean for Parks?
From Partnerships for Parks, www.partnershipsforparks.org
Please join us at a special event at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park.
On Monday, October 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., join Adrian Benepe, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, as he answers the question: What does PlaNYC mean for parks?
Commissioner Benepe will discuss the $1.2 billion allocated to Parks & Recreation through PlaNYC, a sweeping roadmap to the sustainable growth of New York City, and how these projects will affect park volunteers like you.
Parks improvements will include planting one million trees, greening 800 traffic triangles, opening playgrounds and ballfields around the City, and designing and constructing eight underdeveloped regional parks: Soundview Park in the Bronx; Calvert Vaux (formerly Dreier-Offerman) and McCarren Parks in Brooklyn; Fort Washington and Highbridge Parks in Manhattan; Highland and Rockaway Beach Parks in Queens; and Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island.
Please RSVP to Clare.Donegan@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 360-1357 with your name, telephone number, and event date.
We hope that you will join us on October 15. Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of New York City parks!
The Arsenal Gallery is located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue, on the 3rd Floor of the Arsenal Building in Central Park (N/R/W trains to Fifth Avenue or 4/5/6 trains to 59th Street).