Environment, Open Space & Parks

Generally meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Meeting time and location subject to change. Please refer to our calendar.


“The Parks committee is charged with the responsibility of working closely with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, its affiliated organizations, Elected Officials and other state and federal environmental agencies, to ensure the preservation, conservation, maintenance, renovation and enjoyment of East Harlem Parks, playgrounds, ball fields, recreational facilities, community gardens, riverbanks, open public land and green spaces for East Harlem citizens. This is to be accomplished by education, evaluation, and advocacy to ensure that the East Harlem community is represented properly.”

Committee members:

Diane Collier
Elsie Encarnacion
Jessica Elliott – Chair
David Giordano
Jada Heredia
Frances Mastrota
Malik McCullough
Jessica Morris
Ryan Sheffield
Russel Shuler*

*Public Member

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