COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

The all-volunteer board of the Conservancy had hoped to hold our annual meeting tonight, but like so many groups in Albany and across the nation, we made the decision to cancel the event due to the spread of COVID-19.  We remain eager to share with you exciting...
March is Membership Month

March is Membership Month

Renew your membership or join today! The activities of the Washington Park Conservancy closely follow the rhythms of the seasons, and we are just gearing up to launch a busy and active 2020, starting with our Annual Meeting later this month.   So March is the perfect...
Call for Photographs!

Call for Photographs!

Do you have any favorite photos of Washington Park in your personal collection or family archive? The Conservancy is collecting photos for an upcoming publication on the history of Washington Park in celebration of the park’s 150th anniversary in 2021. We’re...
Henry Johnson: Hero of World War I

Henry Johnson: Hero of World War I

As we mark Black History Month in Albany this year, it’s worth noting a significant monument to a  local African-American hero that is located in Washington Park. Erected in 1991 near the Willett Street/Madison Avenue entrance to the park, the monument honors Albany...
Celebrating Robert Burns

Celebrating Robert Burns

January 25, 2020 marks the 261th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759-1796), the famous Scottish poet who is celebrated with a monument in Albany’s Washington Park. You might not know a lot about Burns, but if you sang or heard “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s...
Veterans Day is Monday, November 11

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11

If you’re in Washington Park on Veterans Day, take time to stop by one or both of the two monuments to Albany’s military veterans in the Park. Erected in 1991, the Henry Johnson Monument (near the Madison Avenue/Willett Street entrance) honors the Albany native who...

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