Park Adoption

Fifth graders at an elementary school in the South Bronx had no school playground and the only park in the surrounding neighborhood had fallen into disarray.  The class chose to organize a campaign to improve the park, which students in their school used during recess and after-school. After conducting scientific and other research and mobilizing the local community, they met with the Commissioner of the Bronx Parks Department who gave them permission to adopt and make improvements to the park.