Restoration

Lawn Restorations

Starting this fall, select areas at West 61st Street, west of Dalehead Arch, on Azalea Walk, in Cedar Hill Bowl, north of the Met Museum, and in the East 106th Street Lawn will be closed for restoration work. During this time the Conservancy will install temporary fencing, remove the existing turf, and install new sod.

Every year millions of visitors enjoy the Park’s free, open green spaces, and the Conservancy takes tremendous pride in maintaining and caring for beloved areas like the Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, and the Great Hill. Over time, however, heavy usage can cause soil compaction that makes these landscapes susceptible to erosion and weeds. The Conservancy’s landscape management team consistently monitors the Park’s lawns. When we identify locations with worn out and compacted soil, we remove existing turf and install new sod to establish healthier, more sustainable grass and prevent weed invasion.

Please mind the fences and refrain from walking on the lawn as we carry out our work. Together, we can keep this vital green space healthy and available for all to enjoy.

Resources

To learn more about how we care for the lawns, check out these helpful resources:

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