Recovery Work at Frank Charles Park

Friday, July 19, 2013

Despite the intense heat, SCA’s Sandy recovery crews are teaming up with the Jamaica Bay Conservation Corps today at Frank Charles Park in Queens, NY.  Dozens of members have converged on this prized neighborhood park to repair a baseball diamond ravaged by the hurricane, dig out sand-filled dug outs, paint park benches and much more.

Despite its important place in the community, Frank Charles Park – technically, a park of Gateway National Recreation Area – has often lacked the attention and resources necessary to keep it in top shape, so we are psyched to get in there with the JBCC and restore the field and other park assets for local kids and families.

Devon Williams, a 19-year old SCA member from Staten Island, summed it up well.  “If people see SCA cleaning up communities, maybe it will spark something in others to help out and take innovative,” he says.  “And the more people SCA is able to get, the better communities will become.”

Next week, SCA members are slated to build a bocce court at the park, in addition to removing sand from Miller Field, hauling debris off the beach at Sandy Hook, and installing fencing at several Gateway sites.

Project Location: 

Jamaica Bay, NY

Carolyn Lucey

AEO Crew Leader
Gateway National Recreation Area
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Jamal Garcia

AEO Crew Member
Gateway National Recreation Area
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James Coyle

Leader Team Member
Gateway National Recreation Area
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Molly Lewen

Sandy Crew One Member
Sandy Hook
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Vicki Rubino

Leader Team Leader
Gateway National Recreation Area
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Victoria Pennacchio

SCA Crew Member
Gateway National Recreation Area
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Project Locations

Jamaica Bay, NY
Staten Island, NY
Sandy Hook, NJ
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