|About||Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at E. 23 Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue|
Our mission is to protect, nurture, and enhance Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration.
As stewards, we strive to engage the community through our beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.
We believe that in an urban setting everyone deserves access to a park that allows for recreation, respite, and reflection.
What began in the late 1990 as the Campaign for the New Madison Square Park, a public-private partnership that raised $6 million in public and private funds to redesign the ailing park, is now Madison Square Park Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization committed solely to preserving, protecting and programming one of New York City’s most beloved jewel box parks. Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. The Conservancy raises the funds that support lush and brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, park security and a variety of free cultural programs for all ages.
Through a public-private partnership with the City of New York Parks Department, the Conservancy funds approximately 98% of the cost of park maintenance and 100% of the cost of security and cultural programs. The cost of operating the Park and its programs exceeds $3 million annually. Media coverage credits the Conservancy’s work with fueling the resurgence of the Flatiron District and Madison Square neighborhood.
|Awards||International Art Critic's Association: Best Exhibition in a Public Space 2011 - Antony Gormley's "Echo"|
|Products||The Conservancy's dedication and consistent, loving attention keeps Madison Square Park a vibrant haven in the city for all to enjoy. The fruits of the Conservancy’s ongoing efforts are readily recognizable on any sunny spring or summer day, when thousands of local residents, families, office workers and tourists can be seen enjoying the park’s many amenities. Even in the cooler months, the Park is abuzz with life, providing an easy escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.|