Where we came from.
Myrtle Village Green was born of more than a decade of organizing by a local community passionate about green space.
In 2002, the City made an initial commitment to convert the site of Water Tunnel No. 3 Shaft 21B to green space placed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation which was later stalled by construction delays.
In 2012, with the support of then-City Council Member Letitia James, the Department of Environmental Protection, and IMPACCT, Myrtle Village Green began operation as a volunteer-run garden and community space on part of the shaft site.
Today, Myrtle Village Green is working with the City and IMPACCT to define a permanent home for our growing community.