In 1998 a group of concerned residents formed Friends of Gantry State Park with a goal to take care of our community’s parks, trees and natural areas.
Since those early years we have grown tremendously, and with the opening of Hunters Point South Park in August 2013, we evolved into the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy the following year.
Our goal is to support and enhance the waterfront parks in Hunters Point through events, education and conservation.
Read more about our work in our 2016 Annual Report.
Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Hunters Point by preserving and enhancing its parks, green spaces and waterfront in partnership with the community. We will do this in the following ways:
Assist the management of Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park and other green spaces in Hunters Point
Organize and support special events and activities in the parks
Enhance artistic and recreational activities in the parks
Monitor potential problems in the area and advocate for solutions
Educate the community about environmental concerns on the Hunters Point waterfront to preserve and enhance the waterways
President Rob Basch
Vice President Mark Christie
Secretary Matt wallace
Treasurer Barbara Etzel
President Emeritus Bill Bylewski
Ann Margaret O’Connor