As part of the City-funded Zone Management program, additional maintenance and enforcement staff dedicated to the park keep our landscape cleaner, safer, and greener throughout the year. One of six Parks Enforcement workers assigned to Fort Greene Park, City Seasonal Aide Tiffany Chirse has been with Parks for three years and was most recently stationed at Sunset Park Recreation Center.
What enforcement issues keep you busy?
It’s mainly the dogs off the leash, especially in the middle of the day. For the most part, people are pretty compliant and receptive to the rules. I get people telling me “thank you” when I tell them to put their dogs on the leash. We educated patrons for the first six weeks we were here and about the changes that were coming.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
The people. I’m coming from a retail management background so I’m a people person. I like talking and meeting new people every day.
What do you like most about working at Fort Greene Park?
This is my park. I was born at Brooklyn Hospital and raised in the neighborhood until I was seven. I still have family here. I love the tuna fish sandwiches at Farmer in the Deli on Myrtle Ave. I’m infatuated with the monument stairs and the history.
When not at the park, what do you do for fun?
I love to cook and do event planning for children’s birthdays and baby showers. I love kids.