Cord Meyer continues support for Bayside parks as premier sponsor for Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park

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Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park Founding President Jessica Burke (center) is joined by members of Cord Meyer Development Company at a previous Cord Meyer Park Cleanup event.
Photo courtesy of Cord Meyer Development

For the third consecutive year, Cord Meyer Development has announced its commitment as the premier sponsor for the Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park in Bayside– the nonprofit organization that works alongside the NYC Parks Department to advocate for improvements to the 63-acre park in Bayside.

Jessica Burke, the Founding President of Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park, alongside Joe Forgione, Vice President of Cord Meyer and lead on the Bay Terrace Project, both shared their excitement for the continued collaboration. Burke highlighted the vital role that Cord Meyer plays in supporting the organization’s efforts to maintain and improve the 63-acre green space located at the intersection of 214th Street and 35th Avenue.

Founded in 2020, Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park has been pivotal in advocating for the park’s ecological health and accessibility. The organization emphasizes the importance of sustainable practices to support pollinators, wildlife, and biodiversity, alongside fostering educational opportunities for the community.

“Our partnership with Cord Meyer has been instrumental over the past two years, and we are excited to kick off 2024 with their support for the upcoming Cord Meyer Park Cleanup event,” Burke remarked.

The Cord Meyer spring park cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cleanup invites community members to join in a collective effort to beautify the park. Participants are encouraged to register online and will be welcomed with refreshments and free T-shirts, available while supplies last.

Cord Meyer Development, celebrating its 120th anniversary, has been a longstanding pillar in the Queens community, renowned for its comprehensive portfolio of retail, commercial, and residential properties. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, a Cord Meyer cornerstone less than a mile from Crocheron Park, is emblematic of the developer’s commitment to fostering community spaces that unite local residents.

Forgione reflected on the significance of supporting local green spaces and nonprofits, stating, “Our history of engagement with local parks and communities extends over 75 years. This partnership not only benefits the parks but also strengthens the bonds within our neighborhood, making places like Crocheron Park and the Bay Terrace Shopping Center central gathering spots for all.”

For more information about the park, upcoming events, and how to get involved, please visit crocheronpark.org.