On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, City Council Member Rafael Salamanca and former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer for the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Yolanda Garcia Memorial Park.
The park is named for Yolanda Garcia, the late owner of a local carpet store who transformed into one of the borough’s most notable activists through her founding of the Nos Quedamos / We Stay Community Development Corporation with her neighbors.
The park is located on Melrose Avenue between East 159th & East 160th Street. The space is approximately 1.07 acres and includes play equipment for pre-school toddlers, elementary school age youngsters and adult fitness equipment.
“Yolanda would have done anything for this community, so this park is the perfect way to honor her. She had a vision of a central park for everyone to enjoy and now children for generations to come are going to benefit from her legacy,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
More photos from the event are available here.