Brook Park is the home of 'Friends of Brook Park,' a leading community-based environmental organization in the South, South Bronx. "Environmental Justice, education and adventure in the South Bronx and beyond!"
Brook Park Playground and the adjacent avenue are named for Mill Brook, a stream which once ran through this neighborhood before the area was developed. The stream flowed from Gates Place in the north Bronx, along what is now Webster and Brook Avenues, and into the Bronx Kill, serving as an important boundary in the nineteenth century; it divided the lands of various Bronx estates, including those of the Bathgate and Morris families.
Brook Park is the home of ‘Friends of Brook Park (FOBP),’ a leading community-based environmental organization in the South, South Bronx. FOBP engage youth and adults in organic gardening, Community Supported Agriculture and arts and indigenous cultural events and activities that convey a deep respect for the Natural world. In addition we are strong advocates for environmental justice, waterfront access and green space development.
FOBP leads shore clean-ups and offer canoe and kayak introductions to the Harlem River and Bronx Kill and conduct eco-education tours as far north as the Hudson River and to southern end of Randall’s island and beyond. FOBP works with numerous local organizations and schools and have helped launch the Harlem River Working Group.
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