Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP
Commissioner, NYC Parks
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December 23, 2015
NYC PARKS COMMISSIONER SILVER TO PRESENT PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS TO COMMUNITIES CITYWIDE
DATES, TIMES &
LOCATIONS: Manhattan – NYC Parks Hosted
Arsenal - Gallery
830 5th Ave., 3rd Fl.
Friday, November 20 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Staten Island – NYC Parks Hosted
Greenbelt Nature Center
700 Rockland Avenue (at Brielle Avenue)
Monday, November 23 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Bronx – NYC Parks Hosted
Ranaqua Bay 14
1 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY 10462
Monday, November 30 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Queens – Queens Borough Board Meeting
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Monday, December 7 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn – NYC Parks Hosted
Prospect Park Picnic House
95 Prospect Park West
Tuesday, December 15 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
DETAILS: NYC Parks Commissioner, Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will present Parks Without Borders during community meetings in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, and during a Queens Borough Board Meeting, and asks that community members and organizations join him to share input and nominate their parks.
Parks Without Borders is a new design concept that will be applied to city parks capital projects to improve the areas where parks meet their neighborhoods —Parks Without Borders (PWB). Supported by $50 million in Mayoral OneNYC funding, the new design approach focuses on improving park entrances, edges, and spaces adjacent to parks. By extending parks into communities, opening sight lines, adjusting gates, and adding furnishings outside parks’ traditional borders, Parks Without Borders will improve New Yorkers’ access to quality parks.
Integral to Parks Without Borders is community involvement. NYC Parks is asking New Yorkers, through a newly launched survey-site via www.nyc.gov/parks/pwb and community meetings to nominate any neighborhood park to receive PWB design suggestions. Based on input from community members, NYC Parks will choose eight parks to be reconstructed using PWB principles. Parks is also inviting community members and organizations to participate in this outreach effort, calling them to nominate neighborhood parks, and submit programming ideas they would put in place in the new spaces. Parks Without Borders’ park nominations will be accepted until February 28, 2016; Parks will select the eight strongest candidates and announce them in Spring 2016.