The Parks Department misrepresented the health of the 58 mature trees marked for removal -- a total of 83 trees will be removed in the entire park. 13 more London Plane trees will be endangered under their Parks Without Borders redesign plan due to extreme pruning and adjacent excavation.

We welcome an influx of money that would preserve, restore, and enhance current and historic park features. NYC Parks commissioners are supposed to be stewards of these publicly owned spaces. Residents expect them to implement community input and maintain the character of our neighborhood park.

Fort Greene residents say NO to Parks Without Borders redesign of the park; NO to cutting down healthy trees and eliminating shade; NO to dismantling historic features; NO to concrete instead of green.

Olmsted Design

In surveying various landscapes, Olmsted was drawn to the natural style of the English country garden over the more formal, geometric look of French estates. For Olmsted, an effective park was not unlike a good parlor trick in its ability to transport city dwellers from their noisy, crowded surroundings to a man-made Eden.

-- The Parks That Made the Man Who Made Central Park, Lisa W. Foderaro, NYT

We Are Fort Greene