Planting season in Riverside Park

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  • A volunteer planting bulbs at the island between 139th – 142nd Streets on Riverside Drive. Photo courtesy of Riverside Park Conservancy

  • Blooms from spring 2018 in Riverside Park. Photo courtesy of Riverside Park Conservancy

The Riverside Park Conservancy last week was finishing up their planting of 18,000 bulbs in two weeks, thanks to 250 “ParkTender” volunteers who commit to caring for a particular area of the park all year round alongside the Conservancy’s gardeners. These bulbs will be some of the first bloomers throughout the six miles of the park, showcasing vibrant color from April to June.

The Conservancy is funded by individual contributions and provides about half of the annual operating budget for Riverside Park; these bulbs are provided by the Conservancy thanks to private funding. Every year the Conservancy puts in 80,000 hours of horticultural care in Riverside Park. Over half of these hours are done by neighborhood volunteers.

“We are so grateful for the work of our ParkTenders, and their passion for Riverside Park is contagious,” said Dan Garodnick, President and CEO of the Conservancy. “We can’t wait to see these blooms come up next spring!”

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