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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.


Our Mission

Our mission is to protect, nurture, and enhance Madison Square Park, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration.

As stewards, we strive to engage the community through our beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.

We believe that in an urban setting everyone deserves access to a park that allows for recreation, respite, and reflection.

Conservancy focus
Madison Square Park Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for caring for the park. We are dedicated to nurturing our public space by focusing on the following areas:
The Board of Trustees plays a vital role in sustaining and strengthening Madison Square Park Conservancy.
Sheila Kearney Davidson, Chair
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, NY Life Insurance Company
Sasha Bass
Principal, Fine Line Group
John Barry
Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti
Daniel L. Berger
Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
Heg Chung
Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Erica Desai
Jessica Distelburger
Steven Fuld
Senior Vice President, Sony Corporation of America
Bastian Germer
General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad
Laurie Golub
Chief Operating Officer & Senior Managing Director, Square Mile Capital Management
Jordana Grunfeld
David Z. Hirsh
Michael L. Kahn
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at CSTK, Inc. & Velociti Inc.
Simon Kim
Founder & CEO, Gracious Hospitality Management
Robert T. Lapidus
President & Chief Investment Officer, L&L Holding Co.
Leslie Spira Lopez
President & CEO, KEW Management Corp.
Bill Lukashok
Prana Investments
Neil Luthra
Founding Partner, Newbond Holdings
Sean MacIsaac
CO-Founder, Roam HQ Inc.
John Meadow
President, LDV Hospitality & Scarpetta Restaurants
Danny Meyer
Founder and Executive Chairman, Union Square Hospitality Group
Edward V. Piccinich
Chief Operating Officer, SL Green Realty Corp
Ronald A. Pizzuti
CEO & President, The Pizzuti Companies
Catherine So
Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Tiffany & Co.
Hilary Spann
Executive Vice President, BXP
Sarah Stein-Sapir
Founder, Stein-Sapir Art, Madison Square Park Art Council
Paul Teti
Co-Founder and Partner, Eagle Cliff Real Estate Partners
Jamie Welch
AW Energy Partners
Anthony Perez
Manhattan Borough Commissioner, New York City Parks & Recreation
The Founders are responsible for forming Madison Square Park Conservancy and helping to develop the park and this community into what it is today.
Debbie Landau
Bill Lukashok
Danny Meyer
Launched in 2014, our Associate Board engages residents and enthusiastic supporters to act as park ambassadors.
Olga Armer
Rashmi Gill
Rashmi Gill Photography
Adam Alpert
CEO, Disruptor Records
Nick Athanail
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, The Corcoran Group
Kari Axberg
New York Life
Federica Burelli
Senior Project Manager, BXP
Alvina Buxani
Corinne Clemente
Senior Director, MSG Entertainment
Eden Cooper
Founding Partner, Drift Capital
Matthew Edman
Director, Cyber Security & Investigations, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Alex Foster
Managing Partner, Atlas Real Estate Partners
Aaron Goldstein
Partner, Macellum Advisors
Jude Gorman
Rick Gropper
Co-Founder/Principal, Camber Property Group
Haley Ingraham
Director of Sales, The New York EDITION
Pradeep Mahtani
VP Business Development
Jennifer Lee Manguino
Deby Pan Mathew
Salil Mehta
Chef, Restauranteur
Braxton Midyette
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Sony Corporation of America
Michelle Park
Broadcast Journalist
Michal Rosenn
General Counsel, Noom
Lily-Hayes Salzberg
Dustin Santjer
Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Grace Shanon
Sal Taibi
Dennis Trunfio
James Ulan
Team Lead and Research Analyst, PitchBook Data
Nina Vascotto
Vice President of Real Assets, ICONIQ Capital
Minsun Yoo
Founder of Ponyflo Hats
The Art Committee is a group of professional colleagues, collectors, and philanthropists who support and advise on our curatorial programs.
Ronald A. Pizzuti, Chair
CEO and President, The Pizzuti Companies Founder, Pizzuti Collection
Diana Al-Hadid
Sasha C. Bass
Principal, Fine Line Group
David Berliner
Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Brooklyn Museum
Bunny Burson
Teresa A. Carbone
Program Director, Henry Luce Foundation
Dan Cameron
Independent Curator
Leonardo Drew
Stacey Goergen
Independent Curator and Writer
Paul C. Ha
Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Kendal Henry
Assistant Commissioner for Public Art
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Danny Meyer
CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
Nancy Princenthal
Critic and Author
Debra Simon
President, Debra Simon Art Consulting
Elizabeth Smith
Executive Director, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
Daniel Tobin
Co-founder and Creative Director of Urban Art Projects (UAP)
Ursula von Rydingsvard
The Sustainability Committee brings together educators, environmentalists, ecologists, and philanthropists to advocate for and advance Madison Square Park Conservancy’s sustainability initiative.
Heather Chun, Co-Chair
Global Business Manager, Credit Suisse
Amy Miller, Co-Chair
Senior Vice President & Corporate Secretary
New York Life Insurance Company
Josh Acklin
PhD Candidate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Co-Chair, March for Science NYC
Christa Avampato
Double or Nothing Media, Founder
Eileen Bannon
Landscape Designer and Gardener
Eric Cova
Interim Director of Policy and Communications, Educators for Excellence
Adam Freed
Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Mackenzie George
ESG Financing Analyst, Credit Suisse
Nancy Holt
Lead, Science for New York
Karen Kelso
Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sony Corporation of America
Lily Kwong
Founder & Director, Studio Lily Kwong
Daniella Lippert
Director of Community & Philanthropy, Ascena Retail
Keith Miller
Managing Director, Engineering, Environment, Health & Safety, Credit Suisse
Ingrid J. Paredes
Visiting Industry Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Co-Chair, March for Science NYC
Siena Spitzer
Freelance Social Impact Consultant
James Ulan
Lead Analyst, Emerging Technology, PitchBook
Stephanie He
Architectural & Urban Designer, Henning Larsen
Our core team oversees the operations and maintenance of Madison Square Park, bringing together extensive experience in park and non-profit management, horticulture, art curation, and communications.
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Holly Leicht
Executive Director
Brooke Kamin Rapaport
Artistic Director and Martin Friedman Chief Curator
Stephanie Lucas
Director of Horticulture and Park Operations
Tom Reidy
Director of Capital and Special Projects
Nicole Rivers
Director of Advancement
Rosina Roa
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Deepka Sani
Director of Board Relations and Individual Giving
Ian Devaney
Senior Communications and Marketing Manager
Lorenzo Arrington
Park Manager
Christina Carr
Operations Manager
Michael Collazo
Park Crew Member
Tumede Culver
Park Crew Member
Luke Downs
Operations Manager
Emily Dickinson
Senior Sustainability Manager
Mike James
Corporate Relationships and Operations Associate
Yah Jeffries
Senior Art Department Manager
Dasean Jenkins
Park Crew Member
Jessica Kaplan
Horticulture Manager
Aiyanna Milligan
Horticulture Associate
Kye Montero
Park Crew Member
Truth Murray-Cole
Senior Curatorial Manager
Tasha Naula
Public Programs Associate
Nate Perlmeter
Part Time Park Ambassador
Erik Ramos
Associate Park Manager
Amelia Rogers
Development and Events Manager
Shonah Skinner
Park Crew Member
Stephanie Stachow
Senior Corporate Relationships Manager
Luz Torres
Park Ambassador
Toni Williams
Park Crew Member
Austin Shupp
Horticulture Associate
Daniel Hoyte
Park Ambassador
Hakim Johnson
Park Crew Member
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