2008-05-16 / Community

Parks Department Teaches How To Ride A Bike

Parks and Recreation employee Medina Diggs works with seven-year-old Isabelle McNamara-Angel. Parks and Recreation employee Medina Diggs works with seven-year-old Isabelle McNamara-Angel. The City of New York's Department of Parks and Recreation staff taught children how to safely ride a bicycle on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Bayswater Park. Children and parents spent the early part of the day learning about bike safety with Queens Recreation staff members. Participants were local residents and residents of Queens and Brooklyn.

Pictured are the Department of Parks and Recreation staff members Special Events Supervisor Saemus Maloney, Sharon Davis, Crisson Mitchell, Anthony Perlomgo, Nick Monteleone, and Supervisor Joseph Mauro. Pictured are the Department of Parks and Recreation staff members Special Events Supervisor Saemus Maloney, Sharon Davis, Crisson Mitchell, Anthony Perlomgo, Nick Monteleone, and Supervisor Joseph Mauro. Pictured are the participating families: (left) Dyanne McNamara and Isabelle McNamara-Angel who traveled from Forest Hills; (center) Frances and Dennis Car; (right) Doris Ashitui and seven-yearold Miles who traveled from Brooklyn. Pictured are the participating families: (left) Dyanne McNamara and Isabelle McNamara-Angel who traveled from Forest Hills; (center) Frances and Dennis Car; (right) Doris Ashitui and seven-yearold Miles who traveled from Brooklyn. Park Adminstrator Jill Webber is shown with participants Isabella, Dennis, and Miles. Park Adminstrator Jill Webber is shown with participants Isabella, Dennis, and Miles. Seven-year-old Isabelle pedals with the assistance of Medina while Monteleone and Maloney follow close behind Seven-year-old Isabelle pedals with the assistance of Medina while Monteleone and Maloney follow close behind Medina and Isabelle practice while Seamus Maloney looks on. Isabelle's mom, Dyanne McNamara, Sharon Davis and Urban Park Ranger Latesha Campbell are seen in the background. Medina and Isabelle practice while Seamus Maloney looks on. Isabelle's mom, Dyanne McNamara, Sharon Davis and Urban Park Ranger Latesha Campbell are seen in the background. Medina offers Isabelle some personal advice on bike riding. Medina offers Isabelle some personal advice on bike riding.

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