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Lawns Closed Today
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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns, which includes closing the lawns each year from October through May for reseeding. With the heightened need for public space, the Conservancy has kept the lawns open throughout the pandemic. For the month of April, all lawns will be closed to reestablish the grass in time for summer.

The Fountain

Points of Interest

The Fountain

Southern Fountain
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During the warm months, the Fountain, situated just south of the Oval Lawn, is a popular destination for parkgoers.

The ornamental, three-tiered fountain is made from North Jay granite and features urns planted with flowers during the summer months and winter-blooming plants during the holiday season.

The Fountain’s inscription affixed to its outer wall reads:

 “FOUNTAIN ORIGINALLY STOOD ON SITE OF OLD POST OFFICE. BEGUN IN 1842, COMPLETED JAN. 7, 1843. EMBELLISHED 1847. IT WAS REMOVED TO MADISON SQUARE PARK AND REDEDICATED JUNE 28, 1867.”

The Fountain was further restored in the late 1990s and replaced in 2015. Today, visitors can view the Fountain in its most historically accurate reproduction to date. And with a little creative visualization, they might even be able to imagine what the park looked like during its glorious 19th-century heyday.

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