These are the flyers that have been sent out over the years to invite the neighborhood to join in the wonderful things we are accomplishing each year in Ferry Point Park.

Anna A. and Paul G. with grandchildren have come to participate, but no one else out of our group has shown the least bit of interest in our Park.


  

NEWS LETTER & CALENDAR

Ferry Point Park West Coalition/ Ferry Point Community Advocates/ Friends of FP Park

ALL MEETINGS AT 724 BRUSH AVENUE MEETING HALL AT 7:30 PM ON MONDAYS OF THE MONTH UNLESS NOTIFIED

 

NEXT PARK MEETING

 

 

 

 

MAY

7

NEXT BLOOMIN’ EARTH GARDEN CLUB MEETING

MAY

14

NEXT FUR,FINS&FEATHERS MEETING

MAY

21

NEXT WATERFRONT WAVE MEETING

MAY

28

NEXT MEETING fp COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

JUNE

4

NEXT GENERAL MEETING fppw

COALITION

JUNE11

NEXT GENERAL MEETING FRIENDS of fpp

JUNE18

May, 1, 2007             Volume 3 Issue              Written By: Dorothea Poggi              718-893-7303

we have been told that the park will need some extra funding for the maintenance of these saplings. If you have any resources for future funding let us know we will be using the Neighborhood Open Space Coalitions 501C3 for recording and dispersing the contributions.

Until we can establish a 501C3 for the Friends of Ferry Point Park.     Thank you again Dorothea Poggi

Ferry Point Park West Coalition

Ferry Point Park Becomes a Sept.11 th Memorial Forest
The Prince of Monaco donates I small tree for each life loss in the Twin Tower Sept 11, 2001 attack

“It’s My Park Day” Spring 2007

We had some really goods news about the Sept. 11 Hilltop Memorial that we requested years ago at Ferry Point Park. 

It is actually going to happen......starting this Spring of 2007

there will be a Memorial grove of somewhat mature white flowering trees planted on the hilltop . There will be some renovation of the Crescent shaped Iron Fence and a plaque connecting this Memorial Grove with the 4 others, each in a Borough Park that has a view of the Manhattan Skyline.  

Separately but Along with this project, the Prince of Monaco has

also paid for 3000? saplings of various types to be planted in

Ferry Point as a Memorial to each of the lives lost during the attack.

 

These trees will also replace the 200 that were destroyed by the

Golf Developer, and the hundreds

that will be destroyed by Pepsi

within the next 2 years....

 

This is wonderful news as it will give Ferry Point an added purpose once again as it had when it was built for the Worlds Fair in 1939. It was to be a place for visitors to stretch their legs after their long journey to the Fair from other states. 

The Master Plan of the Parks Department states that there will still be 2 baseball fields, cricket fields, proposed synthetic soccer field, comfort station, and more repaved greenway paths.  

The planting of the saplings hopefully will start this Fall. If you know of some teenagers or adult volunteers to help plant the saplings let us know....Don’t forget our annual plantings and Daffodil Projects in the Park for the younger children.

Call us at 718-892-7303. 

Details: Partnerships for parks will bring us the tools, bags, gloves. Ferry Point Community Advocates will donate frankfurters/soda/water. Signs are produced and donated by Alpha Art Inc. Bathrooms available thanks to TBTA (under 12) and Capri Motel with guardian. There will be some giveaways?

 

JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY !!! 

WHERE?:FERRY POINT PARK AT THE BBQ AREA NEAR THE WATER.

WHY?: SHOW THERE IS CONCERN FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS PARK.

CLEAN, RAKE, PAINT, PLANT, EAT, LAUGH, ENJOY FRESH AIR, ENJOY THE WATER VIEWS.

WHEN?: Saturday, May, 19           10:am—1:pm?

 Rain Date: Sunday, May 20

 

CHECK OUT

www.ferrypointpark.org


First Banner created for the FPPark West Coalition that we formed to collect 600 names to stipulate to the Parks Dept. that we want to keep this West side of the Park a Free Public Park and not a large concession such as the expansion of the future Golf Course.

We then attended all the Community Bd. 10 Parks Committee meetings and proceeded to haunt the Parks Department to get the basic maintenance chores done. Jimi Hughe succeeded in getting the old dead tree limbs cut. He also succeeded in ghetting some of the overgrown edges of the Park expanded again to be used y the visitors.Jimi then got the BBQ areas put in and we worked together to get the Parking lot filled to a better condition.

Dotti wrote an 18 page Master Plan which she sent to most everyone that would be interested. Then she created a 4ft x 8 ft. graphic display which she presented to the Community Board and at the Bronx Park Speak Up in order to reach out to a network of Park Groups.

Our concerns over the possible eaxpansion of a future concession such as the golf Course, and the neglect of all concerned to test the toxic waters that are most likely entering the East River from under the future Golf Course and the non specific rain run off due to elevating this land about grade elevated a blind spot in the eyes of the community of Throggs Neck to the West Side of this Park..

 

2006 some of the paperwork involved in the Littoral Zone Cleanup

we document as closely as possible each piece of

debris collected on Sept. 15th? each year.

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