Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at E. 23 Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue
What began in the late 1990 as the Campaign for the New Madison Square Park, a public-private partnership that raised $6 million in public and private funds to redesign the ailing park, is now the Madison Square Park Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization committed solely to preserving, protecting and programming one of New York City’s most beloved jewel box parks. Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. The Conservancy raises the funds that support lush and brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, park security and a variety of free cultural programs for all ages.
Through a public-private partnership with the City of New York Parks Department, the Conservancy funds approximately 95% of the cost of park maintenance and 100% of the cost of security and cultural programs. The cost of operating the park and its programs exceeds $3 million annually. Media coverage credits the Conservancy’s work with fueling the resurgence of the Flatiron District and Madison Square neighborhood.