Seward Park Conservancy To Host Free Walking Tour This Sunday
As the large-scale restoration of one of our oldest parks in the city is underway, a landscape architect and historians from Henry Street Settlement and the New York Public Library will be examining the past, present and future of Seward Park with a free walking tour this Sunday at 3:00pm. The tour is hosted by the Seward Park Conservancy and Partnership for Parks.
Seward Park was one of the winners of the 2016 competition, Parks Without Borders, which is meant to better integrate city parks into surrounding communities.
The plan is to transform the southeast corner of the park with new pavement, a meadow, a small amphitheater, benches, tables and chairs and game tables. The perimeter fences will be dropped to 4 feet. You can see the full plan here. According to the Parks Department’s capital tracker, $4.879 million is allocated for the project and it’s expected to be completed in November.
Two major initiatives of the conservancy also include the renewal of the Library Plaza and the restoration of the historic Schiff Memorial Fountain.