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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 5 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

Conservancy

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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
John Barry
Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti
Daniel L. Berger
Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
Heg Chung
Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Erica Desai
Resident
Jessica Distelburger
Resident
Kristi Forbes
Senior Vice President & Director, Forty One Madison
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
John Grudzina
Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, & General Counsel, Grey Group
Jordana Grunfeld
Resident
David Z. Hirsh
Resident
Michael L. Kahn
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at CSTK, Inc. & Velociti Inc.
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
Resident
Danny Meyer
Founder and Executive Chairman, Union Square Hospitality Group
Edward V. Piccinich
Chief Operating Officer, SL Green Realty Corp
Ronald Pizzuti
CEO & President, The Pizzuti Companies
Manuel Prior
Executive Director, Porcelanosa
Catherine So
Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Tiffany & Co.
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
Co-Chair
Rashmi Gill
Co-Chair
Rashmi Gill Photography
Adam Alpert
CEO, Disruptor Records
Nick Athanail
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, The Corcoran Group
Kari Axberg
New York Life
Alvina Buxani
Resident
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
Resident
Rick Gropper
Co-Founder/Principal, Camber Property Group
Haley Ingraham
Director of Sales, The New York EDITION
Pooja Kapoor
Resident
Simon Kim
Proprietor, Cote Korean Steakhouse
Eric Liang
Vice President, Columbia Property Trust
Pradeep Mahtani
VP Business Development
Jennifer Lee Manguino
Resident
Deby Pan Mathew
Resident
John Meadow
President, LDV Hospitality & Scarpetta Restaurants
Matthew McKee
Financial Advisor, The Legacy Alliance Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Braxton Midyette
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Sony Corporation of America
Michelle Park
Broadcast Journalist
Michal Rosenn
General Counsel, Noom
Lily-Hayes Salzberg
Resident
Grace Shanon
Resident
Sal Taibi
Resident
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
Artist
Sasha C. Bass
Principal, Fine Line Group
David Berliner
Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Brooklyn Museum
Bunny Burson
Printmaker
Dan Cameron
Independent Curator
Leonardo Drew
Artist
Roxanne H. Frank
Honorary Trustee, Saint Louis Art Museum
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
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Artist
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
Kendra Lee Simes
Park Enthusiast
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.
Holly Leicht
Executive Director
Brooke Kamin Rapaport
Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief Curator
Tom Reidy
Deputy Director, Finance and Special Projects
Truth Murray-Cole
Curatorial Manager
Tasha Naula
Public Programs Associate
Stephanie Stachow
Senior Corporate Relationships Manager
Rosina Roa
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Nicole Rivers
Deputy Director, Institutional Advancement
Andie Terzano
Senior Development Manager
Dana Klein
Events Manager
Amelia Rogers
Development and Events Associate
Brian Boni
Corporate Relationships Associate
Deepka Sani
Director of Marketing and Communications
Jonathan Metzelaar
Marketing and Communications Manager
Stephanie Lucas
Deputy Director of Horticulture and Operations
Joel Nixon
Senior Human Resources and Office Manager
Emily Dickinson
Climate and Sustainability Initiative Senior Manager
Jessica Kaplan
Horticulture Manager
Aiyanna Milligan
Horticulture Associate
Ryu Kim
Senior Operations and Project Manager
Luke Downs
Operations Manager
Lorenzo Arrington
Park Manager
Erik Ramos
Associate Park Manager
Eli Collazo
Associate Park Manager
Michael James
Park Crew Member
Isaiah Cameron
Park Crew Member
Shaggy Berry-Railey
Park Crew Member
Jermaine Bailey
Park Crew Member
Tumede Culver
Park Crew Member
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