It’s Winter! What’s a Gardener To Do?
It’s easy to forget, in the dark cold days of January and February, that gardening staff at Washington Square Park are still hard at work every day. While the staff is slightly reduced during this time, there is still plenty to do year round. Head gardener Gui works full-time at Washington Square, along with district […]
Another Wonderful Year at Washington Square Park
2017 was another spectacular year at Washington Square Park. Throughout the year, our volunteer photographers captured some memorable moments in the Park. With hundreds of pictures taken, it was difficult to narrow it down, but here are just a few of the magical moments captured in 2017:
Dogs and Their Humans
Have you ever stood outside of the WSP dog run, dogless, wishing you could be petting all of those adorable pups? Whether you’re dreaming of borrowing a dog to go inside or you just want to give endless belly scratches, the dog run is a fun place to be. Luckily, we’ve got an insider at […]
The Mounds are Expanding
If you walk through the Park’s Southwest corner, you’ll hear the joyful sound of children’s laughter as they climb, roll, and lounge on the mounds. After the Park’s 2014 redesign, the newly-refurbished mounds quickly became one of the most popular places to play. That’s why the Conservancy has funded an expansion of the turf and […]
Meet Washington Square Park’s New Head Gardener
We are pleased to introduce the new Head Gardener at Washington Square Park, Guilherme Goncalves! Gui, for short, comes to the Park with gardening experience from Wave Hill in the Bronx, Central Park, and the Highline. “Washington Square Park is a very nice synthesis of what I want,” Gui noted, “The workload is enough to […]
Happy Birthday Stanford White
Architect Stanford White, born November 9, 1853, leaves a lasting legacy in Washington Square Park. White’s design for the triumphal Washington Square Arch, built to commemorate the Centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as our country’s first president, lends a distinctly modern clarity and simplicity to a classical form. White never received formal training, but was […]
A Doggone Good Time at the Park
There are many Park regulars we say hello to on a daily basis, and that includes four-legged regulars too! The Washington Square Park Dog Run (WSP Dog Run) is home to thousands of dogs and their owners. Living in a large city, it’s often hard to find green space for dogs to simply be dogs. […]
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
On October 12th, the Public Art Fund unveiled more than 300 pieces of art by Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, throughout the five boroughs of New York City. One of the largest is featured in our very own Washington Square Park. Walking down Fifth Avenue, you’ll find a 37-foot Duchamp-inspired sculpture beneath the Arch. From far away, […]
What Does Fall Look Like at the Park?
The cool weather may be coming in but the Park remains as busy as ever during the fall season. We love seeing thousands of people enjoying the public art, volunteering, and relaxing on the leaf-covered lawns. The trees are slowly changing from green to bold yellows, reds, and oranges. Check out our Park in Pictures […]
The 15th Annual Taste of the Village is just a week away!
Tickets are going fast! Join us for the West Village’s most delicious night of the year. Join the Washington Square Park Conservancy along with more than 30 local food and drink purveyors under the historic Arch. From the spray of the Fountain to performances by Park musicians, the 15th Annual Taste of the Village promises […]