Urban Green Oasis /The Martissant Park Fund

Port-au-Prince, Haiti‚Äôs capital and its largest city, is full of concrete buildings and structures, hardly any green areas but there is the Martissant Park, an urban green oasis and a natural national  reserve.

With the help of the local community, FOKAL has transformed what used to be a wild forest ruled by gangs into an oasis in the middle of Port-au-Prince. Martissant Park is a unique green contrast to the surrounding densely populated and built-up neighborhood, one of the poorest in the city. Locals and tourist alike can enjoy the peace and beauty of nature while paying tribute to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in the memorial garden. In addition, the park offers numerous community programs and attractions, including medicinal garden of traditional Haitian plants, nursery and urban agriculture, library and community center, as well as playgrounds for children.  

The park is a work in progress that is constantly evolving and establishing new programs and activities. While the core support is provided by the Haitian government and FOKAL, more funds are needed to turn this unique space into a world-class urban park and nature reserve.  

Can we count on your help?

Donate or help us fundraiser for the Martissant Park Fund today. Your support will help us plant more trees, create more educational programs about the environment, and launch new activities to bring more services to the neighboring communities. 

This program is generously co-sponsored and administered by FOKAL in Haiti.

Thank you for your generous support. 

Ayiti Demen / Haiti Tomorrow Team

 

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