"Parks Without Borders" is a new initiative to make NYC Parks more open, welcoming, and beautiful. They are taking down fencing so that parks are more inviting and easier to access:
Would this be a good idea for Green Hills Park? I'm not sure what purpose the fence between the school and the park serves. Maybe it keeps people from driving onto the fields - but could this be done with some pretty shrubbery? Taking it down seems worth considering, as we think about what we want to park to look like in the next ten years. Let us know if you have an opinion on this issue.
Story in the Green Hills News today! It mentions our survey, which is can be taken on our website or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RXCMQGF
So far, over 100 people have taken the survey. New ideas that have been pitched include moving the portapotty from the front to a more discreet place (or installing permanent restroom facilities) replacing the invasive japanese honeysuckle on the edges of the park with native vegetation, putting in a dog park, adding pickleball lines to the tennis courts, adding lights on the tennis courts, adding more areas for kids to play, and increasing the shade.
The pictures below show a couple more landscaping and play ideas that have have been offered.
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