December 12, 2014
The Mad. Sq. Park Conservancy Appeal
Did you know that Madison Square Park is not maintained by the city or any government agency? The park’s funds are almost entirely provided by the non-profit Madison Square Park Conservancy, which is only able to support the park through individual and corporate donations.
If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, even those closest to the park said they thought the city provides the funds for the park. This creates a critical perception problem for the park as it tries to raise funds to keep the park as beautiful and vibrant as we know it today.
Those who have been in NoMad a long time will tell you that two decades ago you could not walk through the park it was so forbidding. In fact, the Conservancy’s vision for the park has literally transformed our neighborhood into one of the city’s most desirable locations.
Every year, the Madison Square Park Conservancy must raise 100% of the funds required to:
- staff the park and provide security
- plant and tend to the park’s lush horticulture
- maintain the park benches, café tables and chairs, playground, dog run and other park amenities
- offer award-winning art, music and children’s programming
Please make a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Conservancy now, and do your part to assure the park remains the vibrant heart of NoMad that it is right now. No donation is too small. Make your donations online or by calling (212) 520-7600 today.