Full Name
William A Casari
I am a long time volunteer from Friends of 4 Parks and one of the original founders of the group in 2016. I have also organized the free yoga program in Franz Sigel Park for the past four years and am doing so currently. Friends of Four Parks Alliance was formed in May 2016 by a group of community minded residents with a goal of enhancing the quality of the parks in our neighborhood -Joyce Kilmer, Franz Sigel, Macombs Dam and Foster parks. The organization advocates for protecting the environmental quality of our parks and is committed to maintaining our parks as accessible, family-friendly resources for all. We incorporated in November 2016 and obtained 501 (c)(3) status from the IRS. Our purpose is to sponsor and administer programs and activities promoting preservation, enhancement and maintenance of green spaces and parkland in our area of the South Bronx, namely Macombs Dam Park, Franz Sigel Park, Foster Park and Joyce Kilmer Park. 2017 was our first year of activity
I Participate Because
Our organization and myself want to encourage activities in our parks and want to "activate" our local park spaces with yoga, tree care activities, clean ups and meetups. I am most active in the free yoga program and we have participated in IOBY matching grants in the past.