Get to know the staff member who cares for your corner of Fort Greene Park! As part of the City-funded Zone Management program, additional maintenance and enforcement staff dedicated to the park keep our landscape cleaner and greener throughout the year.
Rosa started at Fort Greene Park in March 2018 after 15 years spent maintaining large parks in Southern Brooklyn such as Marine and Canarsie Parks. She covers Zone 2 which encompasses the southern, Dekalb Avenue landscape of the park. Rosa lives in Williamsburg.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I like doing different things throughout the day to stay busy. I love looking back when I finish a project and admiring how nice it looks. Anything that I do, I like to do it well.
What do you like most about working at Fort Greene Park?
This is by far the cleanest park where I’ve worked. Since I don’t have to spend as much time on garbage, I can do a variety of things like cleaning drains, sweeping puddles, and blowing debris off of pathways. The patrons here say thank you. They know me. Even the babies. They get excited when I see them.
When not at the park, what do you do for fun?
I love cooking for my family. I have two kids who I invite over for dinner. Rice and beans and pork chops are my favorite things to cook. I also enjoy spending time with my two dogs and playing dominoes with my husband.
Dave Barker, Park Director