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The Daily Plant : Friday, April 12, 2002


On Sunday, April 21, the Central Park Conservancy and the Urban Park Rangers invite you to Belvedere Castle for Earth Day 2002 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Free activities include face painting, seed planting, nature drawing, leaf printing, craft projects, origami, and a composting demonstration. From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary guests can participate in a workshop about birds of prey – hawks, eagles, falcons, and other raptors – that live in Central Park. At the same time, the Urban Park Rangers will conduct a 60-minute navigational hike in the Ramble using a map and compass as a guide. Other events will be held citywide to celebrate Earth Day 2002 – a partial listing of events follows.

Thursday, April 18

-"Nocturnal Inhabitants of the Ramble" from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Belvedere Castle: (212) 772-0210

Saturday, April 20
-Earth Day Clean-Up at 11:00 a.m. in Inwood Hill Park, Inwood Hill Nature Center: (866) NYC-HAWK

-Environmental Day – Queens from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Alley Pond Park, Alley Pond Nature: (718) 520-5918

-Earth Day – Brooklyn at 3:00 p.m. in Marine Park, Salt Marsh Nature Center: (866) NYC-HAWK

Sunday, April 21

-Greenbelt’s Earth Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at High Rock Park: (718) 667-7575

-Earth Day Celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in High Rock Park: (718) 667-2165 or (718) 667-7475

-EcoTrek Spring Celebration at1:00 p.m. in High Rock Park, High Rock Nature Center: (866) NYC-HAWK


Arthur Brodie

"I love what I am doing," exclaims Arthur Brodie when describing his job as a City Park Worker. Mr. Brodie began working for Parks in 1992 as a Summer Seasonal Aide. In 1997 he was hired full-time and began working in Bronx District 9. Known for his work ethic, Mr. Brodie completes all his tasks in a thorough fashion. When he cuts the grass, he keeps the lawns and ballfields of District 9 beautifully manicured and when he drives the garbage packer, he often completes the round twice in one day!

When not helping to keep our parks clean and green, Mr. Brodie spends his time at the Shakespeare Community Garden located at East 170th Street and Shakespeare Avenue, in the Bronx, where he has just acquired a third plot. Gardening brings back memories of his home in Franklin, North Carolina. Mr. Brodie grew up on a farm and was one of 18 children. Collard greens, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, yellow squash, zucchinis, and a bunch of sunflowers are among the treasures in his garden.

By Shelagh Patterson


(Friday, April 21, 1989)



In recent years more and more New Yorkers have taken a "shine" to Prospect Park, the green jewel of Brooklyn. Annual visitorship has doubled to 4.4 million, park monuments and landscape have been restored, and cultural programs have spread music, dance and art throughout the park.

The renaissance of "Brooklyn’s backyard" has been helped by the Prospect Park Alliance- which has raised nearly $1 million for park restorations since its creation in 1987- and by thousands of concerned local citizens, who annually come out to clean, green and support Prospect Park during "You gotta have Park!" weekend.


"Sir, I would rather be right than be President."

Henry Clay

(April 12, 1777-1852)


Directions to Inwood Hill Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Baseball FieldsInwood Hill Park

Reconstruction work at the Little League Baseball field will correct existing uneven ball field elevations and will provide a sod infield and outfield. A Scorekeeper’s Box will be installed, player dugout areas will be enlarged and will received new concrete floors, and a clay ‘warning track’ will be installed along the perimeter of the outfield fence to assist playing conditions and maintenance mowing in this area. New bases, clay storage boxes, skinned playing areas and painting and reconstruction of perimeter fencing and backstop areas will also be provided. A metal container will provide secure storage for playing and maintenance equipment with an enclosed player’s warm-up area nearby. New ADA accessible bleachers and an elevated turf viewing area are also being installed to provide seating and viewing areas for the playing field.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2014

Nature CentersInwood Hill Nature Center

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice.

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