P.S. 4 Paradise Garden
Glenmore Ave. between Ashford St. and Cleveland St.
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Once an undeveloped lot, this site was transformed through the efforts of park founder, Mrs. Gladys Gonzales. Its name is derived from nearby Public School 4, and from the transformation the lot has undergone since the 1980s.
In 1982, Gonzales began to address the potential of developing the land for the betterment of the neighborhood with the Department of Sanitation and the surrounding community. Through her efforts, she came into contact with Mary Sciales and Harry Peterson, teachers at P.S. 4, who adopted the project as a joint enterprise between the school and the neighborhood. The garden was conceived as an “outdoor educational classroom,” with its primary goals being to link literacy and gardening in the curriculum, to increase community awareness, and to develop pride among the students and community.
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