CENTRAL PARK REOPENS SATURDAY; RIVERSIDE PARK OPENS, SEEKS VOLUNTEER HELP


Fallen tree outside Central Park tennis courts.

Our parks are coming back, but they need your help. Central Park is expected to reopen tomorrow at 8 a.m., the conservancy says. Over 500 trees have been destroyed, and the cleanup work is ongoing.

Numerous areas remain closed, including Sheep Meadow, the Reservoir running track and all playgrounds. Here’s what will be closed.

So far, Central Park isn’t asking for volunteers to help, beyond asking people to become members.

Riverside Park is open today and is looking for help in cleanup efforts starting this weekend:

“If you want to help clean up Riverside Park after Hurricane Sandy, join us in the park this weekend. Volunteers will be helping on Saturday, November 3, from 10 am – 1 pm at 99th Street, along the river and on Sunday, November 4; 12 – 3:30 pm at 91st Street and Riverside Drive.

Contact Volunteer Program Assistant, Nya Jackson at nya@riversideparkfund.org or (347) 287-1114 to register or for more information.”

Update: We hear from a reader that Riverside Park has enough volunteers but is still looking for donations. Still, it can’t hurt to email Nya Jackson if you’d like to volunteer.

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