Berkeley Partners for Parks
Berkeley Partners for Parks (BPFP) is a citywide nonprofit devoted to supporting and developing parks, community gardens, and open space in Berkeley through encouraging citizen involvement and support. BPFP intends to play an instrumental role in bringing additional funding and thousands of hours of volunteeer labor ("sweat equity") to bear on improving Berkeley's parks, community gardens,and open space. BPFP sponsors "adopt-a-park" groups, which work in partnership with the City and local businesses and organizations to carry out innovative projects and achieve visible results in parks and community gardens throughout the City of Berkeley.
Berkeley Partners for Parks works to:
develop and cultivate wider community involvement in parks and open space in the City of Berkeley.
encourage volunteerism on behalf of our parks, community gardens, and greening projects.
Support the formation of "adopt-a-park" groups to participate in ongoing maintenance and in the design and implementation of new features in our parks and urban landscaping.
assist "adopt-a-park" groups in obtaining the needed financial and volunteer resources to asscomplish park improvement projects.
serve as fiscal agent for annual "mini-grant" proposals for specific community-initiated projects.
obtain citywide support for crucial areas of concern, such as bringing our play areas into compliance with current safety and accesibility standards.
cultivate public-private partnerships with the City, local businesses, organizations, and neighbors to restore and improve our park system and other publicly owned open-space amenities.
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