ABOUT THE PARK
Be surprised. Fall in love. Feel inspired.
Welcome to Madison Square Park, a true urban park nestled in the heart of Flatiron and NoMad. Take a stroll and transform your day. Bask in the quiet reflection, see stunning art and gorgeous gardens, and attend exciting events and programs that make Madison Square Park full of surprises. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Between Fifth & Madison Avenues between 23rd & 26th Streets
Take the W, R, or 6 train to 23rd Street
Our mission is to protect, nurture, and enhance Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration.
As stewards, we strive to engage the community through our beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming.
We believe that in an urban setting everyone deserves access to a park that allows for recreation, respite, and reflection.
Experience Moments That Transform
What unites nearly everyone who visits Madison Square Park is the feeling that there’s something magical about this place. Here, moments of beauty abound and surprise is everywhere. From enriching programs to striking art and horticulture, Madison Square Park is truly a home for moments that transform.
Be Surprised By Our Art
There’s nothing more striking than the juxtaposition of art and nature. You’ll see plenty of both in Madison Square Park. Since 2004, Mad. Sq. Art has commissioned and presented over thirty world-class installations in Madison Square Park by acclaimed artists ranging widely in practice and media.
Be Surprised By Our Horticulture
Tourists travel from far and wide to experience our distinctive horticulture, but locals are delighted by the gardens on a daily basis. Stunning garden displays and a commitment to tree and lawn care are at the heart of the Conservancy’s mission. Our dedicated gardeners keep our collections of hydrangeas, hollies, daffodils, camellias, redbuds, and witch hazel in prime condition year-round.
Be Surprised By Our Public Programs
Madison Square Park is a lively space, which is reflected by our quality programs and events. On any given day you can participate in enriching Mad. Sq. events that cater to kids, music fans, art enthusiasts, horticulture lovers, chowhounds, dog lovers, and more. Explore our calendar to see what’s happening in the Park today.
Be Surprised By Our History
The area known as Madison Square Park has existed as a public space since 1686. Named for President James Madison in 1814, Madison Square was formally opened as a public park in 1847. The Park has a rich history—it’s the birthplace of baseball and home to the first community holiday tree in America. Learn more about Madison Square Park, a true neighborhood treasure.
Worth Square Project
Did you know Worth Square is also managed by Madison Square Park Conservancy? Visit the gravesite of Major General William Jenkins Worth. We are proud to protect and preserve this historic space.
Staff & Boards
Madison Square Park is cared for by passionate stewards who dedicate their time and talents to protecting, enhancing, and preserving it. Find out more about the people who work behind the scenes to bring beauty to you every day.
Madison Square Park, as a public, open green space, is free and fully accessible to patrons of all abilities; including by not limited to individuals with physical, visual, and auditory disabilities, owners of special care animals, and wheelchair users. Our playground is Level 3 accessible, and equipped with universally accessible swings. There are no steps or stairs within Madison Square Park, or between the sidewalk and the Park. Wheelchair access and access for individuals with impaired mobility is available for all the Park’s pathways and lawns, in compliance with ADA regulations. For more information or to request accommodations, please call (212) 520-7600.