Quality of Life: Horticulture
In 2000, with the help of grant money from Partnerships for Parks, MPC carried out a plan to design and replant the overgrown beds near the north entrance to Norwood’s beloved Williamsbridge Oval Park. Three years later, MPC developed an informative brochure about the Oval Playground, driving another community group, the Mosholu Woodlawn South Community Coalition, to devise a plan for further restoration of the Oval. The Corporation continues to press for funding to improve this much-needed gathering place for Norwood residents.
On a regular basis, MPC holds park cleanup days, including the annual It’s My Park Day!, in conjunction with other organizations, drawing members of the community together to help preserve the appeal of parks throughout the borough. In 2007 this effort grew into MPC’s horticulture program.