Children's Grove / Arboleda de Niños

Arboleda de Niños/Children's Grove
1480-86 Myrtle Ave
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Founded in 2003

On a garbage strewn lot under the El tracks on congested Myrtle Avenue, local residents dreamed of a safe place for children to play. Make the Road by Walking (a local community justice group) secured the space with help from the Trust for Public Land, and GrowNYC helped to design and build their vision. This small triangular lot is framed by ornamental plantings around the perimeter, and a dynamic mural depicting community injustice. The site incorporates a brick patio with tables and benches, a gazebo, childrens playhouse and waterplay table on a rubber safety surface. The open areas are tied together by a lawn. Arboleda de Los Niños is their reality.



There’s nothing like coming out of the cavernous Union Square subway station to a canopy of tree branches covered in spring blossoms, the tents of the Greenmarket visible just beyond.

And then there’s the smell…strawberries.

Now you can make one of these delicious strawberry recipes!

  • 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.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.