Generations Park and Garden, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Northern New Jersey. We are developing an an extraordinary outdoor space filled with unique and interactive art installations, whimsical gardens and playful design installations that generate a wonder of what is possible.
To generate joyous experiences with nature, art and playful exhibitions, bringing people together in a world of wonder and possibility.
The four Guiding Principles of Generations Park and Garden, Inc (GPG) direct all outreach projects, strategies, goals and objectives.
The promotion and accessibility of art for all
GPG believes in the promotion and accessibility of art for all. GPG increases awareness and participation in the arts for the surrounding community as well as the promotion of established and emerging artists.
A multitude of benefits come with outdoor recreation
GPG believes in the multitude of benefits that come with outdoor activities. GPG will provide a safe space for engaging in outdoor play, leisure, mindfulness and meditation, all of which produce valuable therapeutic effects and promote overall health and well-being.
All individuals should have positively engaging experiences that celebrate who we are and our connections to each other.
GPG believes that all individuals should access and reap the benefits of joyous, memorable and positively engaging experiences. GPG partners with private donors, corporate sponsors, philanthropic organizations, government agencies and other non-profit organizations to provide subsidized admissions to those facing vulnerabilities or hardship, with a particular focus on veterans, children in foster care, and the terminally ill.
Respecting and appreciating the natural world around us
GPG believes in respecting and appreciating the natural world around us and protecting the environment for future generations to enjoy.
Life is huge.
Live in the awe.
DID YOU KNOW?
The arts have a long history of bringing people together across boundaries and of having a positive impact on individuals, communities and inter-community connections. Art can be a resource in building stronger connections through shared experiences. Scientific evidence proves art enhances brain function, the nervous system, and can actually raise serotonin levels. Arts engagement widens and strengthens social bonds, which also improves health. Art can change the way we experience the world.
OUTDOOR PLAY, ACTIVITY & LEISURE
Outdoor recreational activity and leisure can provide the means for staying physically active, socially engaged and mentally stimulated. Studies show that social settings of outdoor spaces, especially community parks, are associated with positive experiences, can increase pride in the community, and offer the chance to meet people with similar interests. Those who participate in outdoor activities are notably happier, have increased confidence, improved creativity and better self-esteem. The evidence strongly suggests that participation in outdoor activities, particularly as a child, leads people to have more satisfying and fulfilling lives. By participating in activities together, family members elicit feelings of loyalty, trust, harmony, teamwork and goodwill.
GPG will further support the well-being of those facing challenges by providing subsidized admissions to vulnerable populations and those facing hardship (including veterans, children in foster care and the terminally ill) through respective service providers working with these populations. Surrounding organizations and agencies that service these populations have and will continue to be identified.
PERSERVING THE EARTH
Gardens increase environmental awareness because they give people the opportunity to experience nature. This is particularly important in New Jersey, the most densely populated state, where researchers estimate that 70% of its native species are lost due to development. There are over 800 endangered plants and species of special concern n NJ. By creating native plant gardens and utilizing upcycled materials, Generations Park and Garden will foster knowledge of native wildlife habitats and become part of greater collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape.
Make Your Mark
Make a Donation
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. All donations will be memorialized within the park and garden as a thank you for believing in our vision and for future generations to see.
Partner with Us
We are soliciting local builders, landscapers, and masonry suppliers (and similar companies) for donations of their excess materials that will be up-cycled into the development of the park. GPG greatly appreciates the generosity and involvement of the area business community.
Please contact us to inquire; you'll be surprised at the type of donate-able items we are looking for!
Volunteer Your Time
This is one of the simplest ways to help support our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. We are looking for part-time volunteers from every generation for the following departments: Art, Garden, and Event. Please contact us for further details.
1 .cause (something, especially an emotion or situation) to arise or come about:
WHAT WILL YOU GENERATE TODAY?
Connections * Relaxation * Amusement * Inspiration *
Awe * Giggles * Hugs * Kindness * Understanding
Laughter * Moments * Memories * Happiness *
Movement * Joy * Fun * Comradery * Appreciation * Friendship *
Engagement * Kinship * Trust * Love * Wonder * Peace * Stillness *
Mindfulness * Delight * Experience
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