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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns which are in the process of spring reseeding. While the grass is establishing now, visitors should expect the majority of lawns to be ready for use in late May.  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.

Film Shoots

Film Production In Session
Thank you for your interest in filming in Madison Square Park.

Madison Square Park offers an ideal setting for film shoots that combines lush lawns and gardens with an iconic city backdrop. One of the nation’s oldest public spaces, Madison Square Park is maintained through a public/private partnership between New York City Parks & Recreation and Madison Square Park Conservancy.

We’d love to work with you on making your production a success for you and for our park visitors.  When available, our team can support production crews with:

  • Parking, permitting, craft service coordination, indoor dressing room (fees apply).

To get started: Fill out the application form below.

Shoots that are completely handheld (with the exception of a tripod for a camera) and do not claim exclusive use of an area not required to obtain a Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment permit.

Due to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment permit application processing times, we will need 4 – 5 business days to process your request.  

*Any individual or crew appearing on-site without required paperwork will be asked to cease production immediately.

Questions about a specific request? Not sure if you need a permit? We’re here to help. Fill out the application form below with as much information as you have OR contact

Application Form

Film Shoot Application

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