"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


President & CEO
  • 04/18
  • Community
  • Environment

Capco Kicks Off Volunteer Season with a Bang

Spring has sprung, and the gardens that line Battery Park City’s Esplanade are in full bloom with daffodils, tulips, and more thanks to the the hard work of BPC Parks’ Horticulture Department.

Early on Friday morning, April 14, a group of approximately 50 volunteers heralding from Capco, a financial services firm with a local office in Manhattan’s Financial District, came to Battery Park City to help do their part in preparing the parks for warmer weather to come.

The enthusiastic volunteers arrived at Kowsky Plaza and were greeted by BPC Parks’ horticulture team. Then, fully clad in purple Battery Park City Parks sweatshirts, the volunteers dispersed throughout the park (from Stuyvesant High School down to Pier A) to clean, weed, mulch, and prepare the tree pits for spring. The volunteers were not afraid to get their hands dirty and made quick work of the tree pits, having prepared the majority of them by lunchtime! After lunch, they made their way to Battery Park City’s Eastern Border to prepare the flower beds there.

As one of the largest groups ever hosted by Battery Park City Parks, Capco kicked off the BPC volunteer season with a bang. Their hard work from one end of the neighborhood to the other will give the streets a beautiful feel for the spring weather just around the corner. Thank you, Capco!

BPC Parks offers volunteer opportunities for both individuals and corporate entities. Anyone itching to spend time outdoors and not afraid to get their hands dirty can sign up for weekly volunteer work on Wednesday mornings or contact info@bpcparks.org to register their corporate group for a volunteer project. Click here for more information about volunteering–local volunteers are invaluable helpers for BPC Parks, and we hope to see you out in the parks soon!

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