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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns, which includes closing the lawns each year from October through May for reseeding. With the heightened need for public space, the Conservancy has kept the lawns open throughout the pandemic. For the month of April, all lawns will be closed to reestablish the grass in time for summer.


What’s Happening in the Park

Apr 11, 2021 | Art, Press

Maya Lin’s “Ghost Forest” Installation Brings Dead Trees From Pine Barrens To Madison Square Park (Gothamist)

Designer and architect Maya Lin is getting ready to unveil a new art project in May called Ghost Forest, a tree installation about the effects of climate change in Madison Square Park.

Apr 1, 2021 | Sustainability

What is iNaturalist?

iNaturalist is a free nature app used to identify the plants and animals around you. Scientists from around the world use the iNaturalist database to better understand…

Mar 31, 2021 | Sustainability

Ecology at Madison Square Park

Many people flock to Madison Square Park to experience the lush greenspace and respite from city life. Not only is it a backyard and playspace for our community,…

Mar 17, 2021 | Art, Press

For Maya Lin, a Victory Lap Gives Way to Mourning (The New York Times)

“Ghost Forest,” an installation dramatizing climate change, is set to open in New York City’s Madison Square Park in May.

Hello From
Mar 16, 2021 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, From Nick Combemale at The Montessori Flatiron

Hello, my name is Nick Combemale and I am the Head of School at The Montessori at Flatiron and The Montessori in SoHo. The Montessori at Flatiron has been a part…


Scavenger Hunt

Native plants and animals have lived in Madison Square Park for decades, becoming a vital part of our ecosystem. Join us in exploring the park’s plants and wildlife…

Feb 24, 2021 | Community, Dogs

Meet Willow

Introducing Willow!The lovable Pembrooke Welsh Corgi ofMad. Friends David and Alexandra. 1. Introduce us to Willow.   Willow is our almost three-year-old Pembroke…

Feb 23, 2021 | Horticulture

State of Our Trees

Each year, our team completes a thorough tree inspection and assessment to determine the health of our trees. This allows us to identify which trees need extra…

Feb 16, 2021 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, From Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park

Hello, my name is Daniel Humm, and I am the chef and owner of Eleven Madison Park. Madison Square Park means so much to me: not only does our dining room overlook…

Tree Arboretum 2
Feb 16, 2021 | Horticulture

Caring for an Arboretum

Since 2018, Madison Square Park has been an arboretum. Caring for an arboretum is no small feat. Our seven-acre park, housing over 300 trees, requires special attention…

Maya Lin Photo
Feb 9, 2021 | Art, Press

Maya Lin’s ‘Ghost Forest’ Will Rise in Madison Square Park This Spring (The Art Newspaper)

The installation about climate change was postponed for a year due to the pandemic.

Jan 12, 2021 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, from Linda Armyn at Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Hello, I’m Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. For the last 75 years, Bethpage has met the needs of our members,…

Jan 11, 2021 | Community

Community Safety Meeting

Madison Square Park Conservancy and the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership met to address public health and safety concerns in the neighborhood. Joined by City Council…

Dec 15, 2020 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, from Marco Oppedisano at Eataly NYC Flatiron

Hello, my name is Marco Oppedisano and I am the Store Director of Eataly NYC Flatiron. Ever since we opened our doors in August of 2010 at 200 Fifth Avenue, we…

Dec 14, 2020 | Horticulture

Wildlife: A Cooper’s Hawk Hunt

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)It seems like not too long ago, spring was just beginning to sprout from the frozen winter earth. Now, at the tail end of…

Dec 7, 2020 | Community, Dogs, Park

More Puppies, More Space

Over the last eight months, our Mad. Sq. Dog community has grown and Jemmy’s Dog Run has had many new furry friends.  The Conservancy has heard your comments…

Nov 23, 2020 | Horticulture, Park

Leaving the Leaves

Traditional urban horticulture once saw fallen leaves as an unsightly place where harmful fungi, pests, and other nuisances would reside. Today, we understand that…

Oct 26, 2020 | Sustainability

2020 Creepy Crawlers 

As a managed green space, Madison Square Park is a vital source of food and shelter for native and migrating fauna throughout the year. As the spookiest season…

Oct 19, 2020 | Community, Dogs

Howl-o-ween Photo Contest

Congrats to the winner Olive!This year, in lieu of our annual “Howl-o-ween” Mad. Sq. Dogs event, we hosted a virtual fall photo contest to celebrate…

Oct 19, 2020 | Horticulture

Greening the Knot Garden

In the early 2000s a new garden bed was introduced in the Park by renowned garden designer Lynden Miller. This new bed located in front of Shake Shack featured…

Oct 6, 2020 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, from Simon at Cote Korean Steakhouse

Hello, my name is Simon Kim and I’m the proprietor of Cote Korean Steakhouse, the world’s first Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse, located at 16 West 22nd Street. …

Sep 28, 2020 | Horticulture

Setting Strong Roots at Madison Square Park

Late summer and fall are some of the best times to plant new perennials in the garden. The cool temperatures and rain help plants to set out strong roots for the…

Sep 21, 2020 | Sustainability

Climate Week at Madison Square Park

September 21- 27 is Climate Week NYC 2020. During this time, the Climate Group, in association with the United Nations and the City of New York will host conversations…

Sep 16, 2020 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, from John Ballay at Knot Standard

Hello, I’m John Ballay, CEO and Co-Founder of Knot Standard. Through innovative technology, enhanced personalization, an unparalleled level of customer service,…

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Sep 14, 2020 | Community, Dogs

Meet Gustavo

Introducing Gustavo!The friendly dog of Mad. Friend Peter. Introduce us to Gustavo. Gustavo is a true New Yorker:  friendly, open-minded to all, and appreciative…

Aug 10, 2020 | Art

Alumni Artists Reflect on Studio Life During Pandemic

Being connected is more important than ever. We’ve asked our alumni artists to record their thoughts during the pandemic. In a weekly video postshared across our…

Jan 27, 2020 | Community, Dogs

Meet Winston

Introducing Winston!The adorable english bulldog of Mad. Friends Scott & Sinead. 1. Introduce us to Winston. Winston is a handsome English Bulldog born on Valentine’s…

Jan 17, 2020 | Hello From..., Support

Hello, from Paul Teti at Columbia Property Trust

Hello, my name is Paul Teti, and I am thrilled to have recently joined the MSPC board. I am an Executive Vice President at Columbia Property Trust which is headquartered…

Dec 16, 2019 | Community, Families & Kids

Holiday Tree

107 years ago, in December of 1912, Madison Square Park was the site of the country’s first public Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The idea of a public Christmas…

Sep 5, 2019 | Community, Dogs

Meet Sadie

My name is Sadie. I am a 3. 5 year-old Stafford Terrier mix and was adopted from Bide-a-Wee shelter at about 3 months of age. Since relocating to NoMad from Alabama,…

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