Monday, May 5, 2014

WRBA Cleans Up Woodhaven Playground

Fifty volunteers took part in a clean-up of Forest Park's Mary Whalen Playground, organized by the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association (WRBA).

The clean-up, which took place on a beautiful morning on Saturday, May 3, resulted in the collection of over 100 garbage bags of leaves and other debris, and left the playground and its vicinity in a considerably neater and cleaner state.

"In just a couple of hours, we managed to make a significant, visible improvement in Woodhaven.  That's what can happen when residents in our community come together," WRBA President Martin Colberg said.  "We're grateful to everyone who dedicated their Saturday morning to making the playground a better place for our neighborhood's children.  Thanks to the Parks Department as well for their role in making the event a success."

Volunteers celebrate the conclusion of the clean-up with some of the
bags of leaves and debris they had gathered. Note the long line of
black garbage bags in the background.

Mary Whalen Playground is located at the intersection of 79th Street and Park Lane South.  Mary Whalen is a former president of the WRBA who died in 1987.

The WRBA has future clean-ups in its plans and encourages anyone interested to contact the Block Association at  The organization's next town hall will be Saturday, May 17, 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall (89-02 91st Street).

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WRBA office: (718) 296-3735