Environment, Open Space & Parks

Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

“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.”


The following Board Members serve on this committee:

Ryan Sheffield – Chair
Jeffrey Monteiro – Vice-Chair

Huma Ashraf
Jada Heredia
David Giordano
Frances Mastrota
Malik McCullough
Russel Shuler*
Theresa Richardson*

*Public Member

Thomas Herrera (staff liaison)