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Credit Amy 2009

A group of very committed volunteer gardeners known as Friends of Seward Park assumed responsibility for the lovely gardens across from the library for the past 8 years. But we knew the park needed more! So we took the next step and created a new nonprofit, the Seward Park Conservancy, which is committed to revitalizing all areas of our beautiful and historic Seward Park.

Stay tuned to this space to find out more, and follow us on social media. It’s a very exciting time for Seward Park and the Lower East Side! Read more about our plans in a recent article in The Villager (November 14, 2014):


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 making a lovely, historic park even more beautiful.

They established a nonprofit conservancy last month devoted to building upon the efforts of the Parks Department in making the park, which opened in 1903 as the country’s first municipally built children’s playground, more beautiful through increased plantings, and more friendly for the children, teenagers, and adults who use it. Their ambitions include restoring historic features, updating infrastructure and improving public access to the park, located at Canal and Essex Streets.