We are a group of organized community leaders and residents working to improve McGolrick Park and our neighborhood. The McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance (MPNA) is a diverse group consisting of lifelong residents of the community, new residents, parents of small children, senior citizens, community activists, and representatives of religious institutions and businesses. Our vision is to be an inclusive, equity-aware, focused, vocal, fundraising advocate for a safer and ultimately better park and surrounding area for all New Yorkers to enjoy.
• The MPNA has held several park clean-up events with over 100 neighbors participating in raking leaves, planting bulbs, removing trash, and clearing weeds from the park gardens.
• Organizing movies, concerts, and kids activities.
• The MPNA successfully advocated for the funding of the McGolrick playground renovation through City Council District 33’s Participatory Budgeting ballot. Council Member Stephen Levin and Borough President Eric Adams have awarded the balance of the $2 million needed for the renovation. This collaboration between the public and our legislators stands as testimony to the power of community and local government working together to accomplish important civic goals.
• The MPNA successfully advocated through City Council District 33 Participatory Budgeting for repaving of the park pathways. The pathway renovation should begin Spring 2019.
• The MPNA coordinated with the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) to procure grants to improve our park with the Audubon Society of New York, The Horticultural Society of New York, Greening Greenpoint, New York City Soil & Water Conservation District, Ziemia, and the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (formally OSA).