The Washington Park Conservancy was founded in 1985
to preserve, protect and promote historic Washington Park in Albany, New York.


Playground Planning Progress

It's hard to believe it's been more than a year since we held our community feedback event in the Park and posted our last playground update, but we've been very busy and made a lot of progress since you last heard from us. Thanks to everyone for continued feedback...

A Celebration of Community

Many thanks to all who made the Lantern Parade a success, especially to Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan for supporting the event, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy for joining the community of the parade, and to ALL of you who came out to walk together. It was incredible to...

Complete Streets Study

Last week, after thoughtful discussion at our August board meeting, and with helpful input from many of our constituents, the Washington Park Conservancy submitted our detailed response to the Washington Park/Center Square Complete Streets Study to the Mayor, Traffic...

New Trees Planted in Washington Park

The Washington Park Conservancy has invested in twenty two new trees added to Washington Park this year.  Fifteen trees were planted in the park on June 29, in addition to the seven trees planted on Arbor Day in April. The new trees include Sugar Maple, Red Oak, Burr...

Upcoming Events

As the community recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Washington Park Conservancy is planning a carefully selected schedule of activities for the Park’s 2022 season.  We will be working to develop and promote Park events with neighborhood and community partners.  Because programming decisions may need to be made or changed  on short notice, please check our Events Calendar regularly for the latest event information. You can also keep in touch with Conservancy activities through our E-newsletter, and our Facebook page.

Albany residents and visitors are lucky to have beautiful Washington Park in the heart of our city and we encourage everyone to enjoy all it offers. When you visit the Park, please follow guidelines issued for safe use and enjoyment of the park for all.


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Statues and memorials






Work in progress






An historic legacy






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