Employees of Forest City Ratner Companies spent their annual community day in Prospect Park’s Children’s Corner, where they were involved in several different projects to beautify the space.
According to Ashley Cotton, executive vice president of external affairs, it’s a good chance to get the employees working collaboratively in a different way.
“For us, it’s a huge opportunity to get out of the office and engage your brain differently,” she said. “It’s fun to get your hands dirty and build some muscle.”
Employees removed the old perimeter fence surrounding the historic Lefferts House, and then removed invasive species from the area.
According to Jessica Wilson, vice president of development and marketing for the Prospect Park Alliance, volunteers are vital partners for the park.
“Volunteer efforts are critical to the work of the Prospect Park Alliance,” she said. “We bring in more than 4,000 volunteers a year who contribute the work equivalent of 15 full-time staffers.”