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A “Planters Grove” on the Lower East Side

October 19, 2011

Planters, the well-known nut company, together with The Corps Network, Green City Force and the New York City Housing Authority unveiled its new urban park, a “Planters Grove,” at the Lillian Wald Houses on Manhattan’s Lower East Side earlier this month. The Planters Grove provides NYCHA residents and families with more than 8,000 square feet of usable green space, helping to expand access to parkland in a neighborhood cited by New Yorkers For Parks as lacking adequate open space. Additionally, the Grove furthers New York City’s PlaNYC goal of creating more accessible open space citywide and ensuring every New Yorker lives within a 10-minute walk from a park.

To read more about the park opening, visit Green City Force’s website.

Plants Grove in Lower East Side

Rain Garden in Planters Grove

Mr. Peanut enjoys the Grove:

Mr. Peanut

New York City Housing Authority Commissioner Margarita Lopez addresses the crowd:

New York City Housing Authority Commissioner Margarita Lopez addresses the crowd

Green City Force Founder Lisbeth Shepherd introduces Maurice Davis, a GCF Corps Member:

Green City Force Founder Lisbeth Shepherd introduces Maurice Davis, a GCF Corps Member

Davis speaks about the importance of the Planters Grove to his community:

Maurice Davis speaks about the importance of the Planters Grove to his community

Volunteers put the finishing touches on the park:

Volunteers at Planters Grove

New York City Planters Grove

Planting

Lillian Wald Houses park

Aerial views of the Planters Grove:

Aerial view of the Planters Grove

Aerial fisheye of New York City with Planters Grove

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