Grote Street Playground and Garden

2311 Southern Blvd [map]
Belmont, Bronx
Founded: 2012

In September 2012, GrowNYC partnered with the Walt Disney Company and Omni New York LLC on a Kaboom! playground and garden build at Grote Street Apartments in the Bronx.

More than 200 volunteers from Disney and Omni built the entire playground and garden in one day, creating more than 3,000 square feet of new open space for Grote Street's residents to enjoy.

The playground features brand new play equipment, fresh mulch, and healthy living murals. The garden was planted with dozens of organic and heirloom vegetables, and also includes evergreens, recycling areas, and lots of shaded seating.

Grote Street Apartments is two Mitchell-Lama affordable housing buildings owned by Omni New York LLC. The playground space was previously a courtyard and parking lot, and the garden space was previously unused.






 

On Monday, July 11, we launched the “Oh SNAP!” educational campaign with a live mural painting on a Greenmarket, Co. delivery truck. The “Oh SNAP!” campaign was designed to draw attention to the fact that GrowNYC’s network of Greenmarkets accept electronic benefits cards (EBT) and shoppers can use their SNAP benefits to purchase farm-fresh produce from the region’s mid-sized family farmers.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.