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Lawns are open daily for public use starting at 10 AM through 9 PM, weather permitting. Lawns are closed on Parade Days and for wet conditions.  Learn more about park hours and rules by visiting our FAQ page.

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Volunteer Groups

Click below to view our volunteer groups, inquire about their status, and learn how you can participate

Waste Warrior

As a Madison Square Park Waste Warrior, you will join our team to improve recycling and composting efforts and educate community members on best practices for reducing waste. To inquire, email volunteer@madisonsquarepark.org with the subject line “Waste Volunteer” and include:

  • A brief letter including your interests and past experience
  • Availability to volunteer
Horticulture Volunteer

As a Madison Square Park Horticulture Volunteer, you will support our team of world class Horticulture experts to help keep our Nationally Accredited Level II Arboretum a thriving green oasis of beauty and serenity. To inquire, email volunteer@madisonsquarepark.org with the subject line “Horticulture Volunteer” and include:

  • A brief letter including your interests and past experience
  • Availability to volunteer
Photography Volunteer

Our team is always looking for great Photography Volunteers to help document the unique events, moments, and stories of Madison Square Park. This volunteer will work with our Communications staff and other team members to create a lasting record of our green space. To inquire, email volunteer@madisonsquarepark.org with the subject line “Photography Volunteer” and include:

  • A brief letter including your interests and past experience
  • Availability to volunteer
Event Volunteer

Help support and bring to life events in our park managed by our conservancy team, which are fun, engaging ways to connect with neighbors and New Yorkers from all over. To inquire, email volunteer@madisonsquarepark.org with the subject line “Event Volunteer” include:

  • A brief letter including your interests and past experience
  • Availability to volunteer
There are many other ways to make a lasting contribution to our park, from lending a hand as a volunteer, to dedicating a park bench to someone you love.
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Bench Dedications

Celebrate a milestone or honor a loved one with a bench dedication. Choose a bench in a meaningful location in the park and personalize it with a heartfelt message. It’s an unforgettable way to support the park you both love.

For detailed information on the location of benches in the park and their availability for dedication, please click here. Up to date as of April 2024.

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Dedicate a Flower

Madison Square Park blooms year-round with tens of thousands of vivid flowers. With a tax-deductible donation, you can dedicate flowers in the park in honor of a loved one.

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Tree Fund

Parks and their trees mark the seasons and the decades. As stewards of the park, we know that beyond the soil, sun, water, and air, trees need well-planned placement and nurturing in order to survive in city parks. Support our trees––your contribution will help keep our canopy vibrant and welcoming for years to come. 

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Gifts of Stock

Gifts of any amount of appreciated stock are a tax-deductible way to help in the maintenance and upkeep of your park.

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Legacy Giving

Making a bequest to the Conservancy is a generous way to help us maintain the park and leave a lasting legacy in your community for generations to come.

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