TOUR: Running for Safer Parks

Submitted by Justin Krebs on August 19, 2005 - 11:36am.
Bill Perkins and Friends

Candidates running for Borough President gathered with another group of runners in Inwood Hill Park, as the campaign for better -- and safer -- parks went all the way to the northern tip of Manhattan.

"Making Parks Safer," an informal discussion hosted by the Inwood Hill Runners and Parks1, was a forum for ideas to reduce crime -- from hiring more Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to installing better lighting to making statistics about crimes in parks publicly accessible.

Adriano Espaillat

Following a 4 mile run by the Inwood Park Runners, where Bill Perkins ran, 40 people gathered in the park to talk with Perkins, Stan Michels and Adriano Espaillat.

Inwood Hill Park -- the site of the murder of Sarah Fox in May, 2004 -- is home to active community and recreation groups who want to improve quality of life in their neighborhood. One of these groups, the Inwood Hill Runners, organizes weekly 4-mile runs on Thursday evenings.

Borough President candidate Bill Perkins runs in the park... do you?

Stan Michels
Bill Perkins on the Run
A Family in Inwood Hill Park
Little Parkies in Inwood Hill
Classic Park Lovers in Inwood
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