It's My Park Day - Fall 2007
Last weekend volunteers and parks employees cleaned and planted shrubs, trees and bulbs in parks across New York City for autumn's "It's My Park! Day" sponsored by the city's Department of Parks and Recreation.
According to Jill Weber, the Rockaway Administrator for Parks, several areas in Rockaway benefited from the fall spruce-up. On Beach 26 Street, the Deerfield Area Association planted daffodil bulbs; Councilman James Sanders Jr. led two cleanups, including the park on Beach 51 Street; and volunteers and parks employees did plantings on Shore Front Parkway and Beach 93 Street. Parks' staff also accomplished additional plantings on Beach 106 Street.
Weber told The Wave she would like to start a beautification club in the spring to take part in plantings and maintain the health of flowers and trees in the area's parks. Anyone interested can call Weber's office at 718- 318-4000.
"It's My Park! Day" is a semi-annual event that takes place in the spring and fall of each year. Across the five boroughs last weekend, volunteers planted 10,000 trees, performed tree maintenance, cleaned, raked, mulched, painted and planted bulbs at nearly 200 parks, citywide.