March 2, 2022 By Christian Murray
A volunteer group that works to maintain the upkeep of Crocheron Park in Bayside has just pulled in its first major sponsor.
Friends of Crocheron & John Golden Park, which works alongside the Parks Dept. to improve the 63-acre space, announced Tuesday that a local real estate development company will be sponsoring many of its events this year.
The sponsor, Cord Meyer Development, will allocate $5,000 to the group that will go toward organizing events and upgrades to the park, which is situated at 214th Street and 35th Avenue. The real estate firm reached out to the non-profit group after learning what it does.
“We were thrilled when Cord Meyer approached us and asked about sponsorship opportunities,” said Jessica Burke, the president of the volunteer group that was established in 2020. “Having Cord Meyer as a partner will benefit our monthly service events, expand the reach of our historic archive, and enable us to show our appreciation to our volunteers with T-shirts and other items.”
Founded in 1904, 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.
The park is named after the Crocheron family who lived on the edge of Little Neck Bay in Bayside for generations—going as far back as 1695.
“Like the Crocheron family for whom the park is named, Cord Meyer’s roots in Queens go back generations,” said Joseph Forgione, Cord Meyer’s vice president and company controller. “We are proud of our deep connection to the community and actively seek partnerships with groups that are committed to improving the area for residents and visitors alike.”
Friends of Crocheron & John Golden Park is holding its next event at Golden Pond, located at the end of 35th Avenue by Little Neck Bay, on Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. The group plans to do a cleanup and will be handing out free T-shirts at the event.
To register, click here www.crocheronpark.org/reg.