Queens Gazette

Cord Meyer Sponsors Friends Of Crocheron & John Golden Park


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

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

For the third year in a row, Cord Meyer Development will serve as the Premier Sponsor of Friends of Crocheron & John Golden Park, a not-for-profit organization that works alongside New York City Parks to advocate for improvements to the 63-acre park situated at 214th Street and 35th Avenue in Bayside, Queens. The joint an­nouncement was made by Friends of Crocheron & John Golden Park Founding President Jessica Burke and Cord Meyer Vice President and Bay Terrace Project Lead Joe Forgione.

“We are thrilled that Cord Meyer has again stepped up as our Premier Sponsor,” explained Burke. “While Friends of Crocheron & John Golden Park works closely with NYC Parks, we are a volun­teer run organization that depends on out­side funding to accomplish our many goals. It’s been a pleasure partnering with Cord Meyer these past two years and we look forward to their participation in 2024, be­ginning with the Cord Meyer Park Cleanup on April 20.”

All are invited to participate in the Park Cleanup on Saturday, April 20.

According to Burke, the cleanup event runs from 10 AM – 12 PM and is open to everyone, with refreshments provided and free T-shirts available on a first-come basis. Participants will meet at the Tennis Court House at 215th Place and 33rd Road and are asked to register first at www.crocheronpark.org/reg.

Founded in 1904 and currently celebrat­ing its 120th Anniversary, Cord Meyer is a developer, owner, and operator of retail, commercial, and residential properties in Queens, including its historic Bay Terrace Shopping Center, located less than one mile from Crocheron Park.

“We’re committed to supporting non­profits in Bayside, Bay Terrace, and the surrounding communities,” observed For­gione.

“We also have a history of support­ing local parks that dates back more than 75 years. Working with Jessica and her group is a great partnership between the two main meeting places for the neighbor­hood. Historically, Crocheron Park and the Bay Terrace Shopping Center are destina­tions where the entire community comes together.”

Founded in 2020, Friends of Crocheron & John Golden Pond assists NYC Parks in stewardship of the parkland, which today consists of Crocheron Park and the adjoin­ing John Golden Park. By protecting envi­ronmentally sustainable functions of the pond, woodlands, and gardens, the volun­teer organization helps support pollinator populations, wildlife, and biodiversity while also creating environments that sup­port educational endeavors. More informa­tion is available at www.crocheronpark.org.

More information on Cord Meyer De­velopment Company is available at www.cordmeyer.com.

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