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Jana H
530 Canal St., 3E
(Hudson Square - Tribeca )
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the project

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 late 1990's to reclaim Canal Park.

In 2005 we accomplished the full and 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 and maintained the natural beauty of Canal Park ever since.

We now need everyone's help to raise significant funds to keep Canal Park flourishing. 

Please help us maintain this beautiful urban nature reserve that benefits all who live nearby, and all who visit or pass this way.  Help us nurture the abundance nature offers us all.

the steps

Hire our irrigation company for spring start up and repairs.

Hire gardeners to work regularly throughout the spring, summer & fall seasons.

Hire arborist to assess existing trees and help organize new tree purchases and planting.

Purchase trees, plants & related materials and maintain new & existing plantings.

why we're doing it

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

Canal Park offers a most welcoming, calming and encouraging natural refuge, a visual reminder and experience of the beauty, vitality and promise of nature, which enhances all our lives.

With love and appreciation for Canal Park, we continue to serve as its custodians.

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

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


Disbursed budget 4.4.2022

  • Gardener regular maintenance:      $2,000
  • Irrigation & repairs:          $1,500

Trees & plantings, delivery & labor:

  • 2 Linden trees: $1,680
  • 1 Dogwood tree: $1,200
  • 4 Rhododendron Maximus $2,100
  • 2 Red Bud trees $1,900
  • 1 cryptomeria (evergreen tree) $1,050


  •   Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Asters $   238.75

TOTAL RAISED = $11,875.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $206.25

Original Budget:

Planting Trees and Plants & gardening:

Dedicated gardeners:  $2200

Irrigation Co. (spring start up & repairs in park proper) and fall draining & shut off):  $1300

Irrigation repair to raised stone planter:   $300

Arborist and pruning:   $1500


Plant a columnar arborvitae tree in planter:  $500

Plant 1 metasequoia:  $1200

Replace 2 redbud trees that died:    $1000


Planting pollinators bed plants at foot of tree in planter:  $300

Replace hostas that died:   $450

Replanting of Landscape rose beds:  $750

Planting pollinators in garden:  $500


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $535
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

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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