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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns. From October through May, all lawns are closed for restoration so the soil can rest and our gardeners can reseed in preparation for the warm weather months.

About the Park

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A Public Space at the Heart of Our City

Madison Square Park is a seven-acre green space at the heart of New York City that has been public land since 1686. Over the centuries, it has played a part in the city’s rich history, providing space for everything from the invention of baseball to fundraising efforts for the Statue of Liberty.

Just like New York City, Madison Square Park is a place where many different people and things come together. Surrounded by landmark architecture and vibrant businesses, it is home to some of the world’s best art and horticulture exhibitions. It is a public garden, a playground, an open-air museum, a dog park, a performance venue, an eatery, an arboretum, a gathering place, and a sanctuary. It is a space that belongs to everyone, and that each of us can make our own.

The park is managed by Madison Square Park Conservancy, a non-profit that is fully funded by the community.

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Land Acknowledgement

Madison Square Park is located on Lenapehoking, the ancestral homeland of The Lenape (Delaware) people. We recognize that this land was forcibly taken, resulting in the displacement and genocide of the Lenape (Delaware) Nations. Madison Square Park Conservancy respectfully acknowledges the Lenape (Delaware) peoples – past, present, and future – who continue to live, work, and connect to this land.

The Conservancy honors the Lenape (Delaware) people, the original stewards of this land, through our commitment to a series of sustainability and restoration initiatives. In the coming years, we aim to reduce our carbon imprint, promote sustainable land management, and reintroduce species of fauna and flora indigenous to Lenapehoking to the park.

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