Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP
Commissioner, NYC Parks
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January 30, 2016
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: NYC PARKS HOSTS PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
DATES, TIMES &
LOCATIONS: Staten Island
Faber Field House Computer Resource Center
Saturday, January 16 – 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Pelham Fritz Computer Resource Center
Saturday, January 23 – 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
St. James Computer Resource Center
Saturday, January 23 – 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Brownsville Computer Resource Center
Saturday, January 30 – 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Det. Keith Williams Computer Resource Center
Saturday, January 30 – 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
DETAILS: NYC Parks invites New Yorkers to participate in Parks Without Borders park nomination events at local Parks Computer Resource Centers (CRC) in the five boroughs—Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, and Queens.
The events, open to the public, provide an opportunity for community members to nominate their parks for design enhancements with the assistance of Parks staff. The community will be able to participate in activities utilizing either iPad or analog table-top programs that demonstrate the types of design changes they can suggest for their neighborhood 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.
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.
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