• Help Clean Up Our Parks This Weekend

    Volunteering At Our Beloved Pastures Is A Great, Active Way To Do Your Part In Restoring The City.

    By Christine Wei

    Cleaning up Hardy Park in the Bronx, photo by Daily News/Daniel Beekman

    Most of our beloved pastures are reopening this Saturday at 8am, but a few favorites still need help this weekend to recover from the storm. Starting tomorrow and through the weekend, the Parks Department is welcoming volunteers from ages 12 and up.

    We’re always amazed at how the city comes together in times of need–so many photos of people going out of their way to share their electricity have been passed around today–and this is a great way to be a part of it. Especially if the kids have been antsy at home, this is a great, active way to do your part in helping to restore our city. Or, if you’re unable to make it out there personally, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is also accepting donations for hurricane relief.

    Below is a list of parks that are currently looking for volunteers, but to get the latest and to submit volunteer forms, be sure to visit nycgovparks.org (scroll down).


    • Happy Warrior Playground
    • Annunciation Park
    • Carl Schurz Park
    • Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park)
    • Randall’s Island (Friday and Saturday only)


    • Prospect Park
    • McCarren Park

    Queens (Friday and Saturday only)

    • Brookville Park
    • Baisley Pond Park


    • Van Cortlandt Park
    • Orchard Beach

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