Westchester Parks Foundation engages the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.
It was a beautiful fall morning for a volunteer project! Raking leaves and planting trees were on today's agenda at Glen Island Park.
Did you know, you can adopt/purchase a tree or a bench at a park in Westchester County Parks?
What a great way to celebrate or memorialize a loved one!
Go to http://www.thewpf.org/support/memorial-benches-and-trees/ for additional information on our Memorial Tree and Bench Program.
Check out a great article about parks and "city dwellers". We know that abundant #parks and open space leads to better health, less stress, and more. The UN and NYC Parks Commissioner agree that these are priorities for the health and well being of the community: http://www.star2.com/culture/design/2016/10/08/build-more-urban-parks-and-have-happier-city-dwellers/
Westchester Parks Foundation's Celebrate the Power of Parks Fundraiser is Thursday, December 1st! We're holding our annual gala at Westchester's Winter Wonderland this year, so come join us to celebrate parks and our 2016 honorees! Tickets and raffles on sale on our website: http://www.thewpf.org/event/gala2016/
Last week, graffiti squad volunteers tackled more vandalism on the Bronx River Reservation in White Plains. There is a lot of work to be done, but WOW did they make a difference! Thank you to the people who came and gave their time, we appreciate it so much. If you are interested in joining the graffiti squad or volunteering with the Westchester Parks Foundation you can email Sara at Sara@thewpf.org.