Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mill Pond Park, water access badly needed.

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Harry Bubbins has been an activist and organizer in the South Bronx for years. Through the organization Friends of Brook Park he has helped establish community gardens, organized environmental tours and help bring to light local struggles of the South Bronx area.

The latest mission has been to provide water access to Mill Pond Park. Here is a recent blog entry and video:

A bucolic canoe trip along the serene shores of a recently built park on the Harlem River in the South Bronx of New York City. With interview of local residents who support advocacy efforts to make the waterway accessible to all.

Mill Pond Park Along Harlem River-

As Part Of Yankee Stadium Replacement Parks Project, New 10-Acre Waterfront Park Opens with no official waterfront access.

Mill Pond Park, a new 10-acre waterfront park created along the Harlem River does not currently allow human power boating access. Help us make canoeing possible in the safe protected coves.

As part of the Yankee Stadium Replacement Parks Project, the City invested $64 million in funds to transform this waterfront site into a new ten-acre park, but with no actual water access.

Parks plans to unveil the newly-restored historic 25,800-square-foot Power House building in Mill Pond Park and will seek an operator to develop 12,900 square feet of space for public programming on the building’s second floor. Friends of Brook Park wants to provide public canoe programming, environmental educational services and mollusk restoration with our Bronx-based partners.

As you can see from this video,such recreational opportunities are safe, desirable and highly needed in our South Bronx community.

For more information about how you can help achieve waterfront access in the Bronx, visit:

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