The Conservancy was formed in 1985 to help guide the periodic restoration and regular maintenance of Historic Washington Park. This site was created to provide visitors with history, updates, improvements and upgrades made, and general information about Albany, New York’s most beautiful Park.
Two publications from The Conservancy detail every aspect of Washington Park, past and up to 1992. First was the “Historical Landscape Report Preservation Plan And Management Proposal” in 1989. Second was the more detailed “Vegetation Renewal And Management Guidelines: King Fountain and Croquet Lawn” in 1992. In 2006 the Conservancy published a study on the Washington Park Lakehouse.
The Membership and The Board of Directors consists of local residents, community leaders, business owners, and professionals.
The monthly meetings held by the Conservancy President help to keep the Membership apprised of the projects in the works, i.e., Lakeshore improvements, Lake house improvements and much needed repair to the approximately six miles of walking paths. The Board has expressed interest in becoming involved; even take a leadership role, with the annual tulip and summer flower plantings.
“The Albany Benches” have been placed throughout the Park.