Our Vision is to come together as a community to ensure a vibrant, urban greenspace—a sanctuary, a meeting place—for our neighbors and friends that inspires our imaginations, fosters friendships, and offers calm amidst hectic city life.


Our Mission

Friends of Verdi Square is a community-based organization, serving our diverse Upper West Side neighbourhood, and dedicated to creating and supporting a sustainable coalition of partners that will raise funds, hold events, and act as an advocate for the park in collaboration with city agencies and elected officials.

“People respond positively to well maintained greenspaces . . . they’ve become a hallmark of successful public spaces.”
— Liam Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Parks

What We'll Achieve

  • Restore the beautiful raised flower beds.

  • “Brush up” the park benches.

  • Plant bulbs!

  • Plan events!

  • Have FUN gardening together!

  • Create a sustainable plan for maintaining our jewel-box park.

  • Work collaboratively to achieve our goals.