Washington Square Park

Become A Washington Square Park Volunteer Greeter & Guide

Become A Washington Square Park Volunteer Greeter & Guide

Share your love of Washington Square Park and become a volunteer greeter or tour guide. Summer 2019 applications are now being accepted!

Greeter volunteers answer questions from Park users on various topics, from park horticulture and history to events and happenings.

Tour guides develop a tour of the Park under the guidance of Conservancy staff and lead groups on an exploration of the Park’s many features and functions.

This program requires submission of an application, extensive orientation and a commitment of at least 6 hours per month. For more information click here.

The application for the greeter/guide program ...

HistoryWashington Square Park

The Free & Independent Republic of Greenwich Village

The Free & Independent Republic of Greenwich Village

The Free & Independent Republic of Greenwich Village…it almost happened! 102 years ago today on January 23rd, 1917 six artists including Gertrude Dick, John Sloan and Marcel Duchamp covertly made their way past a patrol man and entered the side door of Washington Square Arch where they scaled the 110 steps to the top!