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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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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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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 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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April 22, 2022 | Sustainability

Committing to Sustainability with Heather Chun

This Earth Day we're highlighting Heather Chun, Co-Chair of Madison Square Park’s Sustainability Committee, for her work organizing, mobilizing, and advancing local climate solutions.

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April 4, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Recycling Questions Answered: Part Two

We are back to clarify some additional questions regarding the recycling process, in order to make the process easier to understand.

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March 28, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Waste Management Initiative Launch Event

United Nations International School students helped us kick off our waste management initiative with a pop-up event in the park. Learn more about how they helped us reach out to parkgoers about reducing waste.

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March 22, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Working to Reduce Waste

We're taking steps to cut down on the roughly 18,000 pounds of waste collected in the park each month.

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March 15, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Recycling Questions Answered: Part One

Madison Square Park collects hundreds of pounds of recycling every week. But in NYC, only half of recyclables end up at recycling facilities. We're answering your questions about recycling to make the process easier.

February 22, 2022 | Sustainability

Ecology at Madison Square Park

Many people flock to Madison Square Park to experience the lush greenspace and take a respite from city life. But the park isn’t just a backyard and playspace for…

February 15, 2022 | Ecology, Sustainability

Calling All Birders!

Since the pandemic began, birding has become an increasingly popular hobby for many New Yorkers. Birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature. …

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January 31, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Composting Questions Answered

Did you know that over one-third of NYC’s residential waste is compostable?One of the most important things we can do to protect the environment and benefit our…

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December 14, 2021 | Sustainability

Winter is Here Again. Where Are the Animals?

Despite the holiday lights and decorations, New York City winters can sometimes feel dark and dull. One of the reasons for this is due to a lack of colorful blooms. …

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November 8, 2021 | Sustainability

Leaves for Healthy Gardens

Fall is a beautiful time in Madison Square Park. There is a special crispness in the air and the leaves begin to change color. Our tree canopy becomes a beautiful…

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October 25, 2021 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Composting 101

It’s safe to say that New Yorkers love food, but as a city, we waste a lot of it! In fact, food makes up nearly 18% of all waste collected in the city. As a popular…

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September 20, 2021 | Sustainability

The UN Climate Report Released: What it Means for Our Park

In August 2021, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Assessment Report. In this report, hundreds of scientists confirm…

September 7, 2021 | Sustainability

Become a Citizen Scientist

The park’s delicate ecosystem is rapidly changing. With the help of our community, we can monitor how these changes impact the species living in our park.  In recent…

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July 19, 2021 | Sustainability

It’s National Moth Week

It’s National Moth Week! This annual event happens at the end of July each year celebrating the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of these creatures.   Moths are…

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July 6, 2021 | Sustainability

The Return of the Cicadas

Every 17 years, Brood X cicadas emerge from the ground. While the arrival of these rather strange looking insects can be alarming and quite loud, have no fear—cicadas…

June 21, 2021 | Sustainability

Discover our Pollinators 

Calling all citizen scientists! To honor the birds, bees, beetles, and butterflies that keep the park healthy and vibrant, we are taking time to learn as much as…

June 14, 2021 | Sustainability

Bee Homes

Our five bee homes provide a safe place for the park’s native bees to lay their eggs during nesting season. Unlike a honey bee, cavity dwelling bees like our Leafcutter,…

June 14, 2021 | Sustainability

How We Support Our Pollinators 

It’s important to protect the pollinators that keep our park healthy. From what we plant, to how we care for our lawns, we’re taking steps to protect these vital…

June 7, 2021 | Sustainability

Meet Our Pollinators

When we think of pollinators, we often think of bees, but they are not the only species pollinating the plants in Madison Square Park. Did you know that flies,…

April 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…

March 2, 2021 | Horticulture, Sustainability

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…

October 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…

September 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…

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