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


Raising the Pride Flags in Washington Park

For the first time in Albany’s history, the LGBT and Transgender Pride Flags have been raised in Washington Park to mark Pride Month for the month of June.  The raising of the flags has been being sponsored by the City of Albany and the Washington Park Conservancy,...

New Trees Planted in the Park

A few weeks ago, commemorating Arbor Day, we reported about our plans to add a record number of new trees to the Park this year.  The Clover-Leaf Nurseries crew, assisted by Conservancy board members Bill Lemmon and Tom Pfeiffer, competed the tree planting last week....

COVID-19 Update

All Conservancy Events Cancelled for 2020

The safety and well-being of our community is our top priority.  The Conservancy has made the decision to cancel all public programs and events for the rest of 2020. This year, we will focus all of our efforts on planning and implementing other projects on behalf of the park, including a major investment in tree planting, completing the installation of lighting around the Moses fountain, planning a new playground, developing a book on the history of Washington Park, and planning for the Park’s 150th anniversary in 2021. We are also pleased to be a sponsor again this year for the Washington Park Farmer’s Market. 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. Although coordinated volunteer projects are on hold for the time being, we greatly appreciate the efforts of individuals who are helping to keep the Park clean on their own. Remember to wear gloves if you are picking up trash during your visit. We all have a responsibility to protect the Park, its flora and fauna, and each other, with our choices and behaviors. Stay safe and be well.

More COVID-19 information:
New York State
City of Albany


Advocates for the Park






Statues and memorials






Work in progress






An historic legacy






Get involved!






Features and structures





Pin It on Pinterest

Share This