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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns. Lawns are open daily for public use starting at 10 AM through 9 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.


What’s Happening in the Park

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August 10, 2022 | Park

New York’s Madison Square Park Conservancy Names Holly Leicht as New Executive Director (Archinect)

Archinect coverage of the recent appointment of Holly Leicht as the Conservancy's new Executive Director.

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August 9, 2022 | Park

Introducing Our New Executive Director Holly Leicht

Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to announce that Holly Leicht will be our next Executive Director. Learn more about Holly and the experience she'll be bringing to the role.

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August 8, 2022 | Community, Dogs

Jemmy’s Dog Run Now Open

After receiving significant improvements, Jemmy's Dog Run is now open! Bring your pup by to experience over 200 square feet of added space, more seating, additional play surfaces, and more.

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July 26, 2022 | Horticulture

Maintaining Cut Flower Beds

If you are considering a cut flower garden next year, it’s not too early to start planning. Here are some helpful tips which we follow at the park that may benefit your gardens.

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July 20, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

Tracking Bee Movement in the Park

We're excited to be working with a Master's student at Columbia University on a research project that involves tracking bee movement in the park.

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July 19, 2022 | Horticulture

Exploring Native Cut Flowers

When you think of some of your favorite bouquets you might picture tropical orchids or tall, slender lilies. Join us as we explore plants native to our region that also make great cut flowers for arrangements.

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July 18, 2022 | Art

Proposal to Park: Leonardo Drew

Proposal to Park is a series that documents the progression of project artists’ proposals into exhibitions for Madison Square Park’s public art program. This post explores Leonardo Drew's "City in the Grass."

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July 14, 2022 | Community, Dogs

Keeping Your Pups Cool This Summer

Small Door Vet is sharing some tips to keep your pups happy, healthy, and cool during the hot summer months in the park.

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July 12, 2022 | Horticulture

Testing Plant Resilience

A trial is taking place in the park to study the effects of dog urine on ten native plant species. Learn more about this research, and consider stopping by with your pup to make a contribution!

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July 11, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Questions Answered: Single-Use Items

We're answering your questions about single-use items and their impacts on the environment.

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July 11, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member Michal Rosenn

Meet Associate Board Member Michal Rosenn, a frequent patron of Madison Square Park and an Associate Board Member whose support helps keep the park clean, green, and thriving.

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July 6, 2022 | Park

Park Pavement Reconstruction

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will be reconstructing Madison Square Park's pavers through June 2023, making them safer for all parkgoers.

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July 5, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Plastic-Free July

As we kick off Plastic-Free July, we highlight our friends and neighbors at The New York EDITION for their efforts to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable change across the community.

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June 28, 2022 | Horticulture

American Flowers Week

Learn more about locally grown cut flowers as we kick off American Flowers Week, which runs from June 28 to July 4.

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June 21, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Pride Through Horticulture

In honor of Pride Month, we look back at the legacy of J.C. Raulston, who had an indelible impact on both the horticulture and LGBTQ communities.

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June 15, 2022 | Community, Dogs

Meet Maggie

Learn more about Maggie, one of the many pups who enjoy spending time in Madison Square Park every year.

June 14, 2022 | Art, Press

Cristina Iglesias’ Radical Public Sculpture: ‘I’m Not Trying to Recreate Nature’ (Wallpaper)

Artist Cristina Iglesias was recently interviewed by Wallpaper about her work, accolades, and exhibitions.

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June 13, 2022 | Art, Press

Landscape and Memory (TimeOut New York)

Artist Cristina Iglesias' "Landscape and Memory" was recently featured in TimeOut.

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June 8, 2022 | Art

“Unearthing Public Art”: 2022 Symposium Recap

Recapping "Unearthing Public Art," Madison Square Park Conservancy's seventh annual symposium, which took place on June 3, 2022 at the SVA Theatre.

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June 7, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Questions Answered: Donating Used Goods to Help the Environment

We're answering your questions about used items donations, and how donating or claiming used goods can help the environment.

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June 6, 2022 | Horticulture

National Garden Exercise Day

This National Garden Exercise Day, learn some tips for getting a full workout while also improving your garden.

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May 23, 2022 | Art, Press

Maya Lin Named One of the 100 Most Influential People of 2022 by Time Magazine

Congratulations to artist Maya Lin on being named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2022. Lin's "Ghost Forest" exhibition was on view in the park in 2021.

May 16, 2022 | Horticulture

Spring Native Plant Garden

Learn more about our Spring Native Plant Garden, and find inspiration for including native plants in your own garden or planter box.

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May 11, 2022 | Horticulture

All About Tulips

As the hundreds of tulips featured in the "Spring Forward, Into Summer" horticulture exhibition shower the park in color, we take a moment to examine some helpful tips and information regarding tulip plantings.

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May 10, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Addressing Single-Use Waste at Lunchtime

Help us cut down on single-use waste when you stop for a meal in the park by visiting our Pollinator Picnic event on May 21, and learning more about how Re: Dish is helping reduce waste from to-go meals.

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May 9, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Our Volunteer Gardeners

During this year's Go Public Gardens event, learn more about the volunteers who keep our gardens looking beautiful year-round.

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May 3, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

2022 City Nature Challenge Recap

Recapping the 2022 City Nature Challenge, and taking an early look at the results of Madison Square Park's Greenspace Race.

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May 2, 2022 | Community

Meet Associate Board Member John Meadow

Meet John Meadow, found and president of LDV Hospitality, a frequent patron of Madison Square Park, and an Associate Board Member since 2021.

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April 28, 2022 | Horticulture

Celebrating Arbor Day

This Arbor Day we're taking an opportunity to reflect back on the origins of the holiday, while also looking ahead to the future of tree plantings in New York City.

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April 25, 2022 | Art

The Next Steps for Hugh Hayden’s “Brier Patch”

Hugh Hayden's "Brier Patch" will remain on view in the park through May 1, at which time it will travel to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

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Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom
Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom, Narrated by Brooke Kamin Rappoport
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