Donate before 2011 & your gift is doubled!


Thank you to all of you who responded to our year end to call. Just a final reminder to give before the end of 2010 for your tax deduction for the year, AND to DOUBLE your gift.

A generous donor, wanted me to remind you that your gift of $5-$5,000 will be doubled before December 31st, so please help today.Lehman College

If you cannot give at this time, please email to your friends with a personal note of your involvement with us.

Every little bit helps!

Visit here to donate online.

Or mail to:

Friends of Brook Park
PO Box 801
Bronx NY 10454

Thanks again for all you do!

Harry J. Bubbins

From a 9th Grader:

“Today I visited Brook Park and I loved being there feeling the air
on my face and tasting nutrients that are fresh and clean and from
mother nature herself.
Places like this are important because they let people stop and think
and breathe in the good nature air and take a step back to what we
have to do to keep our planet healthy and clean.
Brook Park is called Brook Park because there was/is a body of water
under all the construction that there is right now.
What I loved about this experience was that I did alot of things I
never thought I would be able to do. Like handle with logs and
decomposing. Moving concrete around and tasting sugar from a leaf.
(Stevia!) All that was new to me, and I’d love for someone else to
have an experience with places like Brook Park.”

Donate today and your gift is doubled!

Roasting Marshmallows

Where else in the City can children, teens and adults share around a campfire and enjoy roasted marshmallows after engaging meaningfully with Nature on community service projects?

campfire marshmallows, brook park

After a day of engagement in the garden, more fun! Bronx youth with our partners at buildOn.

Only Brook Park!

Compost Class

Six 12th grade Science classes from the International High School across the street from Brook Park were able to benefit from the composting expertise of the “Urban Transformers”.

Compost Class

Students learning about compost, using a pitchfork to turn the decomposing pile.

Click HERE for the lesson plan of the day.

From the Urban Transformers website, which you can visit here:

Our Mission – Go Green with Composting


Learning about the chemical composition of the decaying matter and the impact on climate change. Using the corkscrew to turn the warm pile

Replacing landfill disposal with composting is one of the easiest and most effective ways for New Yorkers to fight global warming. New York City has numerous inspiring green initiatives; however, eliminating organic matter being hauled to landfill is not one of them. As it stands now, composting is not widely available to New York City residents.

Urban Transformers is working to change this. Through designing and implementing composting programs, education and community organizing, we will expand on-site composting in our parks, community gardens and throughout the City.

Urban Transformers is a special project with Friends of Brook Park. You can reach them at urbantransformers [at] gmail [dot] com.Compost Class South Bronx