Partnership for Parks honored its most dedicated volunteers at the annual It’s My Park Awards reception hosted at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan on March 8.
Seven groups were recognized at the ceremony, including The Friends of Brownsville Parks. More than 250 community volunteers attended the event, as did City Parks Foundation Executive Director Heather Lubov, city Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Brooklyn Parks Borough Commissioner Marty Maher.
The soiree recognized volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy, and collaboration.
The ceremony included remarks from Sabina Saragoussi, director of Partnerships for Parks; Heather Lubov, executive director of City Parks Foundation; and Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.
This year’s Golden Trowel award for Brooklyn went to the Friends of Brownsville Parks, led by Duane Kinnon and Layman Lee.
Standing O says, “Thank you to the volunteers for keeping the borough’s parks beautiful.”