project leader
April K
location
Chambers Street
(Civic Center)
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the project

City Hall Park Conservancy is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, pending 501(c)3 status, formed by a group of collaborative neighborhood residents who work with the NYC Parks Department and other city agencies to help the Park maximize its potential as a park for all people and as an exemplary green space. As long-time residents, we have volunteered in the Park and have witnessed the steady encroachment of barriers and reduced access to the quadrants of the Park. We believe more can be done to elevate City Hall Park and create a hub of connection between its five adjacent neighborhoods. We are dedicated to advocating for the Park and raising both private and public funds for a range of initiatives. The first step is planting for Spring 2022!  

the steps

April 1st - Purchasing of equipment and mulch

April 15th - Spring plantings begin to be purchased

April 23rd - Volunteer work day in the Park and establishment of the new Pollinator Garden and Pathway

Through May - Renovation of the south parterre, yew trees to be moved by the NYC Parks Dept, new soil brought in, hedges trimmed and plants added

Summer Programs - T'ai Chi classes, historical walks, Audobon birdwatching sessions, Volunteer Days, and Naure Education classes

why we're doing it

There is an open space issue in downtown NYC, we have only 20% of the city median accessible to local residents.  Opening up and improving parts of City Hall Park will help alleviate this problem, which has only become more dire during the pandemic.  Safety and usability have been severely neglected in this park, and we plan to address lighting, overgrown bushes, and maintenance issues to create a more user-friendly park for all ages.   A key aspect of our renovation and future plans for City Hall Park include implementing sustainability standards for water and plant management.  We are absolutely committed to the sustainability initiatives being implemented throughout NYC and hope to partner with other Parks and organizations so we can have the most up to date knowledge in this field.  

budget

Help us CLEAN UP and BEAUTIFY the Park!

Spring Plantings - $5,000

South Parterre renovation - $9,500

Pollinator Garden Upkeep - $750

Grass Seed - $650

Park Usage Signs - $600

Mulch & Compost - $650

Park Bulletin Board - $350

Help us ACTIVATE the Park!

Programming - $3,500

Weekly tai chi classes

Historical Walking Tours

Halloween Pet Parade

Children's Art Classes

Help us GROW the Conservancy!

Administration & Start-Up Costs $4,000



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $23,225.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $1,250
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$525
TOTAL TO RAISE= $25,000
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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donors

  • Anonymous
  • Recommended by Anne Auriault
  • Terry Baldwin Lautin
  • The City Gardens Club of New York City
  • Lulu P.
  • Ilana M.
  • Anonymous
  • Susan Mareneck
  • Jef E.
  • Holly Fisher
  • Paul B.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • David B.