Marine Park is entirely within NYC Parks’ jurisdiction; however, its budget for maintenance and programming is consistently underfunded. While there are a number of nonprofits that assist certain sections of the park, there were none that assisted in all areas. In 2013, when the Carro Center was built, NYC Parks was seeking a nonprofit to focus on and advocate for all areas of Marine Park. Maria Carro D’Alessandro stepped up as the founder of Marine Park Alliance. Having lived her whole life across the street from the park, this made great sense. She and four other trusted individuals committed themselves to the task and pursued 501(c)3 nonprofit status for the organization.
MISSION & VISION
Marine Park Alliance assists NYC Parks in its largest Brooklyn property with a mission to provide cultural, environmental and volunteer programming in Marine Park for the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.
To carry out this mission the group envisions elevating this regional park as a South Brooklyn cultural gem – horticulturally, programmatically, and ecologically – free to the public.
IRS FORM & ANNUAL REPORT
A copy of our most recent 990 Form and Annual Report are available upon request.