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 […]
WSPC Statement Regarding the Ai Weiwei Installation
The Washington Square Park Conservancy has no connection with the Ai Weiwei art installation. We are disappointed that the installation was approved by the City without broad community involvement and hope that in future instances the City will adopt a different approach. We have no other comments on the installation, and refer inquiries to the NYC […]
The Solar Eclipse at Washington Square Park
On August 21, 2017, hundreds of people came out to the Park to view the first total solar eclipse since 1970. We were lucky enough to be a part of the magical moment of camaraderie and joy. At 2:43, the crowd was quiet, looking up at the sky to view the moment of the total eclipse. […]
Tree Work in the Park
The New York City Parks Department has announced tree pruning and removal in the park beginning Tuesday, August 8th. Please note certain pathways and lawns may be unavailable during this time.
Save the Date: Taste of the Village 2017
15th Annual Taste of the Village: A Delicious Benefit for Washington Square Park Taste your way through this delicious event in support of Washington Square Park. 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 […]