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JBRPC Receives National Park Funding for Floyd Bennett

On Monday, September 12, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy was selected by the National Park Foundation to receive new funding through their Strong Parks, Strong Communities program – totaling $1.7 million of historic investment in expanding national park philanthropy.

The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy is one of the 41 park partner organizations across the country to receive this funding, which will expand their impact through new technology, website redesigns, creative visitor engagement, strategic plan development, fundraising campaigns, professional development, and more.

Specifically, this grant will enable the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy to develop a long-term strategy for reimagining Floyd Bennett Field, an underused National Park Service site in South Brooklyn that once served as New York’s first municipal airport. With support of NPF, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy are planning for a more resilient, equitable, and accessible park that will accommodate the education, recreation, and workforce development needs of New Yorkers for decades to come.

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