THE CAMPAIGN FOR CHRISTOPHER PARK
Between 1995 and 2014, Christopher Park slowly fell into disrepair – the landmarked wrought-iron fence was rusting and falling apart, the irrigation system ceased working, the soil became so tired it could hardly sustains plants, the gardens were overrun with ivy and rats and littered with dead branches and invasive shrubs.
Soon after Christopher Park Alliance (CPA) was revived in 2014, the group launched the Campaign for Christopher Park to raise the $50,000 to begin revitalizing the park. The first year of the campaign raised $30,000 in donations from area residents and businesses. These funds paid for the first phase of the park’s revitalization, including installation of a new irrigation system, enrichment of the soil, the planting of hundreds of new perennials and thousands of spring-flowering bulb, engagement of an exterminator, and replacement of old oil cans with decorative trash bins.
The Campaign for Christopher Park continued in 2015, raising raise funds to design and install a new planting scheme with dozens of perennials in the back garden and purchase of thousands of spring bulbs for placement throughout the park.
In the spring of 2016, CPA purchased and planted more than 500 annuals to bring color throughout the gardens.
As Christopher Park is solely dependent on private donations for its operation and receives no public funding, we need your support to revitalize this historic park.
“I’m proud to support the community’s effort to revitalize Christopher Park,” said Council Member Corey Johnson. “Local community support and engagement in the maintenance and beautification of our local parks has improved and transformed the City’s green spaces. Christopher Park is an important respite in the Village, and a point of pride for many New Yorkers. The park sees tens of thousands of visitors a year, from those who wish to commemorate the LGBT movement by visiting the same-sex couple sculptures to those who need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the City. The Christopher Park Partnership’s undertaking will revitalize this park, and I wish them much success in this important undertaking.”
Tax-deductible online donations can be made securely through our partner, NYCharities.org.
Donations by check (payable to “The Open Space Institute, Inc.” with “Christopher Park Alliance” in the memo section) should be mailed to:
- Christopher Park Alliance
- 116 Washington Place #2
- New York, NY 10014
Thank you for helping to keep Christopher Park clean and green.
Christopher Park Alliance is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, Inc., as part of their Citizen Action Program. OSI is a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.