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Our Mission

Friends of Tompkins Square Park is dedicated to restoring and preserving the beauty, health, and safety of Tompkins Square Park for all.

About Tompkins Square Park

No other park in New York City is quite like Tompkins Square Park. Founded in 1834, the park encompasses 10.5 acres on the island of Manhattan, and is framed by East 7th Street, Avenue A, East 10th Street, and Avenue B. It is adjacent to one of the East Village’s most celebrated streets, St. Marks Place. With its three outstanding playgrounds, internationally noted dog run, handball and basketball courts, ping-pong tables, kids’ swimming pool, and a branch of the New York Public Library (Across East 10th Street), ample grassy areas and gardens, Tompkins Square Park has, for generations, attracted an exceptionally diverse crowd of families, artists, musicians, writers, skaters, students, and others from around the world.

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Learn more about Tompkins Square Park & find out about volunteer opportunities.

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If you would like to get outside & help take care of your park, please check the calendar & sign up to mulch, rake, plant bulbs, paint park benches and for general clean up.  Come prepared to work outside for the duration of your volunteer period.  Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes.  Gloves and tools are supplied by Partnership for Parks.


If your company or organization would like to organize an event helping out in the park, Friends of Tompkins Square Park with the support of Partnerships for Parks can help you organize. Please be in touch at

events & volunteer opportunities

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& the East Village Parks Conservancy

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