Turtle Time Tuesday!
Tuesday,  May 29th 

1st annual event! Come join our friend Lenny as he brings along some turtles and other fun critters to the Park!  He will be providing a safe environment for children (and adults!) to interact and touch animals while learning about their habitats.



The Parks Department re-sodded the lawn in early May, and it will reopen in June. Thank you for your understanding!


Saturday, June 9th
from 11am
Help us place thousands of ladybugs so they can patrol the park ecosystem. Aphids, beware!



Have your next party in the park


It’s My Park Day

Saturday, May 19th
11am – noon
Families, help Gardener Richie add some color to the park’s flower beds!

Our new Duane Street neighbor also will be on hand! Come get crafty with The Craft Studio Tribeca and make a garden-inspired art project.

FLOWER POWER! Hey children, do you like to garden? Then come to Washington Market Park for the citywide celebration of It’s My Park Day and work in the park gardens! Our Park Gardener Richie will instruct children and adults on how to properly plant bulbs, flowers, and work the soil depending on what is needed within the park. We will have children’s gardening gloves and trowels, but if you have your own please bring them along.

New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation asks city residents to come out twice a year to support their neighborhood park – once in the fall and once in the spring. At Washington Market, we use this day to teach children a bit about gardening, and enlist their help in planting thousands of bulbs in the fall and annuals in the spring. For children who like to get their hands dirty, this is the event for them…

This event is sponsored by The Friends of Washington Market Park.
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Our Spring 2016 It’s My Park Day!

Volunteers: thank you for your help!

2016 photos




Our Autumn 2015 It’s My Park Day!



Inserting a hedgerow

Flower Power!