CANCELED – Community Volunteer Day

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March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
148th Street Entrance to Riverside Park
Kristen Meade

COVID-19 UPDATE:  In Riverside Park Conservancy’s commitment to our staff, volunteer, and community’s well-being, all volunteer group activities have been canceled through May 1, 2020, and potentially beyond.

Riverside Park will remain open to the public, and we encourage you to enjoy fresh air in the park if you are able to get there safely. Please remember to practice social distancing ― leave at least 6 feet between you and others, don’t gather in large crowds and avoid all nonessential social interactions. Healthy or sick, all New Yorkers need to stay home as much as possible.

The health of our community is our top priority. We encourage you to follow the City of New York’s recommendations for keeping yourself and others healthy.

Please refer to the following resources for the latest updates:
City of New York
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Spring Cleanup

Kick off the spring with this gardening day at Riverside Park! You’ll work with our zone gardeners in various locations throughout the park caring for spring plantings, mulching, weeding, and much more.

Volunteers do not need a green thumb to help! This is a great way to get your feet wet if you don’t have much (or any) horticulture experience. If you enjoy working with your hands and being outdoors, this is for you!

Community volunteer events take place rain or shine. Volunteer projects are dependent on the season and the needs of the park. Closed toe work shoes required. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings.

Email: or call (212) 870-3073 for more details or to register to volunteer.