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WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY INC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

PO BOX 1624Cooper StationNEW YORK, NY 10276 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Washington Square Park Conservancy (WSPC) is a 501c(3) organizaton dedicated to keeping historic Washington Square Park clean, safe and beautiful. The Conservancy works together with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and neighborhood groups to ensure that Washington Square Park continues as a diverse and historical urban green space through engaging volunteers and raising funds.

Description

Washington Square Park is beloved open space in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. Spanning 9.75 acres, this iconic Park with its signature arch designed by Stanford White and dramatic central fountain is one of Manhattan’s most popular landmarks. The Park serves many functions for a diverse usership, acting as critical green space, a village square, playground, concert hall, reading room, gym, campus quad, theater, and more. And it’s busy! The Park hosts 12 million visits a year, making Washington Square the busiest Park per square foot in all of NYC. You can make a difference by lending a hand at our monthly clean-ups, bringing your corporate team for a morning of giving back, or commit to a longer volunteer experience through our Wednesday Weeder, Greeter/Guide, and Photography volunteer programs.

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