For Immediate Release
May 24th, 2016
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce that Van Cortlandt Park has been selected as one of 8 NYC Parks for the new Parks Without Borders initiative. The new Parks Without Borders initiative focuses on three areas of the park: entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces. This new design approach will help unify park spaces with the neighborhoods they serve.
NYC Parks collected more than 6,100 suggestions for improving 691 parks, which is more than a third of the parks and playgrounds in the city! They listened to feedback and ideas for improving the edges of community’s parks, and selected eight parks across the city that all received significant community support. With $50 million in funding, NYC Parks will make each of these parks more vibrant and connected to the community.
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are thankful to everyone who voted for a project in our park. We are thrilled that our beloved Park has been selected for this program and look forward to our new and improved park entrance at W. 242nd Street. This project is a vital component of the 2034 Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan which the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park fully support and are dedicated to making a reality.
For more information on Parks Without Borders:
For more information on Van Cortlandt Park:
Christina Taylor, Executive Director of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park