Past Accomplishments

2014:

  • Friends of Corlears Hook Park is founded in October 2014.
  • Replacement and repair of broken lampposts throughout the park.
  • Replacement of Sandy damaged trees that were cut down.
  • Participation in NYC Parks TreeCycle Program.
  • Hosted 3 clean up events (1 specifically for dog runs, 2 for entire park).

2015:

  • Secured grants from Partnership for Parks and Citizens Committee of New York City to plant new entryway gardens along Cherry Street entrances
  • Secured $250,000 in funding from Councilmember Rosie Mendez for dog run refurbishment. 
  • Secured $2 million dollars in funding from Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) for refurbishment and reopening of comfort station.
  • Got Community Board to pass a resolution which led to the DOT adding some traffic-calming measures to a dangerous roadway adjacent to the park.
  • Painted retaining wall in children’s playground through a partnership with CityARTS.
  • Planted 1600 daffodils throughout the park as part of New Yorkers for Parks Daffodil Project.
  • Participation in NYC Parks TreeCycle Program
  • Hosted annual spring and fall clean-up/planting events