Show your Park pride and support your neighborhood’s backyard!
Greenwich Village was our Park’s first completed section, and for over a decade this popular stretch has delighted Park fans. Featuring a rich and fascinating history, our Meatpacking District parklands are home to key environmental initiatives.
At the southern edge of our Greenwich village parklands, Pier 40’s popular fields are a Lower Manhattan Sports hub.
A walk north along the esplanade takes you past our Leroy Dog Run, and lovely shade-filled lawns. The elegant stone curve of the AIDS Memorial focuses its powerful message, and is complemented by a balcony that arcs over the river where Pier 49 once stood.
Just north of our Pier 51 Play Area, the Gansevoort Peninsula is the site of dynamic environmental efforts. Here our Macroplastics Stewardship Team removes marine debris and collects data on the macroplastics (plastic items over one inch in size) that wash up on the shoreline. As dedicated stewards, we’ve made removing marine debris and studying the plastic pollution in our waters central to our Environment and Education work. These initiatives have not only produced award-winning research, they’ve also helped make our estuary healthier!
In 2017, we expanded this project by inviting local volunteers to our weekly field surveys, and we were thrilled to have more than 90 community members join our team this spring and summer!
Your donation keeps programs like these possible and helps budding marine stewards continue in their surveys.