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Jana H
Canal Street
(Hudson Square/South Village/North Tribeca)
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the project

We need your help to KEEP CANAL PARK ALIVE.

In the 1920's Canal Park disappeared for the next 75 years, becoming a parking lot for garbage trucks, with an imminent plan for its use as additional traffic lanes to the Holland Tunnel.  Our community worked tirelessly, (including with legal action), beginning in the late1990's to reclaim Canal Park.  

In 2005 we accomplished the full & historic restoration of this gem of a small park at the western tip of Canal St.  After our successful park restoration, we formed Canal Park Conservancy, a 501(c)3, and we have cared for & maintained the natural beauty of Canal Park ever since. 

We now need everyone's help to raise significant funds to keep Canal Park flourishing.  We must pay our dedicated gardener, our irrigation company, to maintain this beautiful and welcoming urban nature reserve that benefits all who live nearby, and all who visit or pass this way.   Help us nurture the abundance that nature offers us all.  

the steps

Pay our dedicated gardener for his service maintaining Canal Park.

Schedule & pay our irrigation company for spring set up, & needed irrigation repairs after winter.  

Hire our arborist to assess existing trees & to order & plant two new trees.

Spring planting of flowers in planters on eastern tip and throughout the park grounds.

Organize arts, music, kids & family events in the park.

Create website & educational & promotional materials for Canal Park.


why we're doing it

We all need the healthy refuge of green space in this bustling city, and particularly along this corridor from Rt. 9A/West St. to the Holland Tunnel, along Canal St.  

Our children, our elderly, and all of us need parks in which to relax, to play, to dance, to sit and to breathe the cleaner air that precious trees afford us.  

We love Canal Park & must continue to serve as its custodians.  

The magnolia trees have bloomed, & the daffodils as well.  Our blossoming park makes life so much sweeter in this hectic city.  

Please everyone pitch in generously to support Canal Park's ongoing maintenance.

Nature gives us so very much.  Please give back what you can.



$9,250 for gardening, irrigation services, arborist, and new plantings
$ 750 for web design & hosting & promotional materials re. park history, events & fundraising
$10,000 Total 

SUBTOTAL = 10,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335


RAISED = $11,500.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $333.93
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $11,131.07



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