Remembering Sandy Parisky

The Bushnell Park Foundation is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Sandy Parisky, who established the Bushnell Park Foundation and served as its first manager for many years. He led the reclamation of Bushnell Park by rescuing the space from neglect and decay in the early 1980s.  His efforts resulted in a campaign to establish a foundation that would serve as a conservancy for Bushnell Park. Our mission stems from Sandy’s efforts, and we continue his original vision of preserving and protecting the country’s first publicly-funded park.

This spring, we will identify a place in Bushnell Park to honor his memory. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, as well as our appreciation for the incredible body of work Sandy accomplished and the legacy he has left to future generations of park visitors.  Learn more about Sandy’s “love of life, aesthetics, and culture.”