06.22.20: Our playgrounds have reopened! Please remember to wear your mask at the park whenever you are in close proximity to other people. Thank you.

05.04.20: The NYC Parks Department has begun work on our lawn this week, and it will be closed for several weeks. The garden paths in the park will remain open during this time.

Please visit NYC Parks for the latest updates. Stay safe, everyone. We hope to see you in the park again soon!


It’s My Park Day

04.03.20: This event has been postponed. Please check back for our new date.


2020 Concert Series

Live music in the park… Thursdays, 5:30pm!

June 4: Rolie Polie Guacamole
June 11: Jonny Hirsch Band
June 18: Astrograss


Ladybug Day 2020

Saturday, June 13
11am – 12pm

Help us release ladybugs to help keep our park green and healthy!


hoops before after

Help Our Hoops… Mission Accomplished!

The Friends of Washington Market Park spearheaded a campaign to raise $6500 in March and April 2013 to replace the three backboards on our Chambers Street court.  Thank you, Tribeca, for making it happen! The new backboards were installed on May 29th.

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May 28, 2013

The Friends of Washington Market Park thanks all the neighbors, players, parents, kids and hoop fans who gave donations to the park to install our three new basketball backboards and hoops. We had small donations and big donations, from 8-year-olds who shoot hoops with their fourth-grade classmates and guys who call themselves ‘Clyde.’ All those came together to help us reach our goal within a few weeks.

We also thank all the local media –Tribeca Citizen, HRP Mamas, The Tribeca Trib, The Broadsheet and the Downtown Express – for helping us get the word out; and Reitdesign, for giving our cause a great image.

We know you did this for Tribeca, but parks are for all, and this is also your contribution to our city.

The new backboards and hoops are scheduled to be installed on Wednesday, May 29. Come by and check out the action courtside. And from then on, enjoy the new hoops that you built.

Thank you. You have made a lasting contribution to the park, the neighborhood and everyone who plays here. Listen for the sound of swish!

Erica Martini and Jennifer Van Zandt
Friends of Washington Market Park

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