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Seward Park Conservancy

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The Seward Park Conservancy is dedicated to keeping a bright, safe, beautiful, active public park and playground.

Seward Park is located at Canal and Essex Streets on the Lower East Side
of Manhattan. It is the oldest municipal playground in the United States.


Breaking News: Seward Park Conservancy profiled in The Villager

Conservancy Hopes to Help Historic Seward Park

A group of Lower East Side regulars are banking that their private effort can make the critical difference in scrubbing Seward Park of urban grime.

They established a nonprofit conservancy last month devoted to restoring the park, which opened in 1903 as the country’s first municipally built children’s playground. Their ambitions include restoring historic features, updating infrastructure and improving public access to the park, located at Canal and Essex Sts.