project leader
Jennifer S
location
Father Fagan Park
(South Village / Soho)
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the project

In 2018, the newly renovated Father Fagan Park was unveiled featuring dramatically enlarged planting areas.   With the corresponding increased need for gardening and maintenance services in mind, FFP's volunteers have partnered with The Hort and their Green Team to ensure that Father Fagan Park remains a clean, green, and flowering oasis for our many visitors.  Your donation will help maintain our neighborhood treasure AND support a job-training program for at-risk youth.  We're excited to bring this opportunity to the neighborhood.  

More about The Hort and The Green Team:

The GreenTeam provides short and long-term vocational training to youth at-risk, young adults, formerly incarcerated individuals, and homeless youth. The team works year-round on projects that teach plant care, landscape design, and garden maintenance. As participants plant, trim, mulch, weed, and transform neglected parts of the city, they learn valuable life skills: responsibility, time management, and workplace professionalism. When the men, women, and young adults complete the program, they leave not only understanding professional horticulture but are empowered to turn their lives in a new, positive direction.

 

the steps

With your support, The Hort will start work on May 1, 2019.  We'll hold our first volunteer day soon after.

why we're doing it

The South Village has very little green space.  Despite underwriting the park's renovation, the City of New York does not provide gardening services for small parks like ours.  Father Fagan Park deserves and needs a tremendous amount of care, especially given the dramatic increase in planting areas and the many and ever increasing number of neighborhood workers and tourists we host (happily!) on a daily basis.  

 

About your neighbors:

In 2013,  a group of volunteers came together to host an 'It's My Park Day', a citywide day of park stewardship sponsored by the City Parks Foundation.  With the help of neighbors and the local fire department, volunteers reclaimed the memorial tree pits along 6th Avenue which were overgrown with weeds and filled with debris.  Our stewardship of the park has grown since that first event; in the past 5 + years we've hosted numerous volunteer days and put hundreds of plants in the park.  (You can see photos of past volunteers days on our Facebook page.)

 

budget

DISBURSED BUDGET [5.28.2019]

May -  December bi-weekly routine maintenance: weeding, removal of debris, pruning, watering $1,880
Spring Clean -up: Removal of debris, soil preparation, additional of soil amendments, mulching, $812
Fall Clean-up: Leaf removal, cut back of perennials, divide and transplant of perennials, winter mulching, $812
Seasonal plantings for 5 tree pits along 6th Avenue, $5,580
3 Horse Trough Baskets and Plantings, $662.48

TOTAL RAISED = $10,084.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $302.52
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $9,746.48

 

May -  December bi-weekly routine maintenance: weeding, removal of debris, pruning, watering $1,880
Spring Clean -up: Removal of debris, soil preparation, additional of soil amendments, mulching, $812
Fall Clean-up: Leaf removal, cut back of perennials, divide and transplant of perennials, winter mulching, $812
Seasonal plantings for 5 tree pits along 6th Avenue, $5,580

TOTAL: $9,084

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $9,084
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $282
TOTAL TO RAISE = $9,401

 

 

 

updates

The Hort starts on Monday!

Hello Friends and Neighbors,

Today, we met with The Hort, the Parks Department, and a few neighbors to discuss the memorial tree beds along 6th Avenue.  We discussed the northern most memorial bed, and the new tree we expect to arrive in a couple of weeks.  Until then, all five beds will be planted with flowering Spring plants.  We can't wait!

Feel free to email us at foffpark@gmail.com for more information, or if you would like to know how you can help.

Thank you!!!

photos

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donors

  • Anonymous
  • Cottrell-Lovett
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Sophie and Lee Dichter
  • Caia and Quinn Carlesimo
  • Dianne M.
  • Reid Williams
  • allen m.
  • Friends of the Flowers
  • Kayla W.
  • Rob Margolin/Ramapo Realty LLC
  • Arleen & Avrum Geller
  • Kerem and Erin
  • Jessie Woeltz
  • Winifred L A.
  • Barnett Family
  • Alice Q. Miller
  • Margaret Waitzkin
  • Anonymous
  • DICK AND JENNIE
  • Viviana Suaya,MD
  • Jim Wawrzewski
  • Brian Hotaling
  • The Sale Miller Family
  • Katherine Y Taggart
  • Robert & Charlotte Sawyer
  • Mcginnis Family
  • Al Di Raffaele
  • Anonymous
  • Bonnie Sale
  • C.H.