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


Washington Park Winter Carnival

BRINGING BACK AN ALBANY TRADITION! Join us at the Washington Park Lake House on Saturday, December 18th from Noon-4:00pm for a free, family friendly Winter Carnival!   During this season of giving, the five neighborhood associations surrounding the park (Washington...

Playground Planning Update

We’ve had a lot to process over the last month since the public meeting held in Washington Park Playground on September 18! We now have updated drawings from our consultants, TWMLA & Earthplay,  that reflect the feedback we heard that day.  Please review the file...

UPDATE: Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Hello Friends of Washington Park, Today, the City of Albany and Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) announced that 2021, the 25th season of Holiday Lights in the Park, will be the final year that the event will be held in Washington Park.. Please see details in the...

Barbara Nazarewicz Joins Conservancy Board

Barbara Nazarewicz, RLA  was elected to the WPC board at the September 2021 board meeting. Barbara is a registered landscape architect with ten years of experience working on a variety of projects throughout the Northeast. A designer at heart, her work is inspired by...

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 2021 season.  We will be working to develop and promote Park events with neighborhood and community partners.  Because programming decisions during the pandemic recovery 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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