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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns which are in the process of spring reseeding. While the grass is establishing now, visitors should expect the majority of lawns to be ready for use in late May.  Lawns are open daily for public use starting at 10 AM through 5 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

GrowNYC Food Scrap Drop-Off

January 1 - December 31, 2023 | Every Wednesday | 8 AM - 1 PM

GrowNYC Food Scrap Drop-Off

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Madison Square Park Conservancy and environmental non-profit GrowNYC partner to reduce waste in our community. Composting is easy, free and great for the environment.

Visit us every Wednesday from 8 AM – 1 PM by the reflecting pool to drop off your food scraps.

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Collect food scraps at home in a countertop container or in your freezer 
  • Bring food scraps to the park in a reusable container or paper bag and deposit them in the GrowNYC bin
  • Feel good knowing that your scraps will transform into a nutritious compost that will help NYC’s gardens grow! 

Acceptable items:

  • Fruits, vegetables and eggshells
  • Coffee, tea and nuts 
  • Dried flowers and houseplants 
  • Rice, pasta, bread and grains
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