Marine Park Alliance (MPA) has a broad mission to provide cultural and environmental programming in Marine Park and Carmine Carro Center for the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. In addition, The Alliance assists NYC Parks in caring for its largest Brooklyn property with thousands of volunteers.
MPA has been in existence as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 2013, when the Carro Center was built. At that time, 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.