On Friday March 9th, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Executive Director testified along with over 50 other New Yorkers at the City Council Hearing on the Parks FY20 Budget to ask that the City increase the Parks’ funding by an additional $100 million. Each year, the Friends and others attend this hearing to ask for an increase in the City’s budget for Parks because it is desperately needed. This year, thanks to New Yorkers for Parks’ Play Fair Campaign, there were more people in the room than there has been in many many years.
If you are interested in learning more about the Play Fair campaign please visit NY4P’s website where you can join the effort and tell Elected Officials to Play Fair for NYC Parks. Here is the testimony that Friends’ Executive Director Christina Taylor gave at the hearing:
“Thank you for allowing me to submit this testimony on behalf of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park. First of all, I want to thank our Councilman Andrew Cohen for his vital support of parks. Also, I would like to thank Chair Grodenchik for his leadership efforts to improve our parks. Read more »