October 19, 2013

It's My Parks Day!

Residents all over the Bronx got their hands dirty today to clean up and beautify their parks. At the Williamsbridge Oval in Norwood, a local advocacy group called The Friends of the Oval organized a few dozen residents and teamed up with the Parks Department and the City Parks Foundation's Partnership for Parks initiative to clean up various sites and plant tulip bulbs for the spring. Neighborhood parks are an oasis for everyone to enjoy, but they require people to take care and give back to them so that future generations can also enjoy them.

 
Friends of the Oval, who organized the clean up at
Williamsbridge Oval Park in Norwood.
Groups like Friends of the Oval and others throughout the borough are completely volunteer driven and do much to protect and advocate for surrounding parks. When volunteers like these team up with organizations such as the City Parks Foundation, which raise thousands of dollars and coordinate thousands of volunteers citywide, together they help to bring much needed resources to local neighborhoods.

So if you got dirty in the Bronx today giving back to your local park, congrats! For everyone else, there are always more opportunities to get involved. To find out more about getting involved in your local park, visit http://www.cityparksfoundation.org.To check out more photos, visit our new Facebook Page at Bronx On The Go.

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