USP Preps for Summer with ‘It’s My Park’ Day & Seasonal Plantings

Summer Plantings

The summer season is well underway in Union Square!  Our Clean Team has been out keeping the district in tip top shape, and our landscaping team has just finished up seasonal plantings.  Laurels, hydrangeas, and green velvet boxwoods were planted, and the lawn and surrounding areas were fertilized, mulched, and pruned as needed.

Much of the prep work was done by our hardworking volunteers at ‘It’s My Park!’ Day.  We wanted to extend a special thank you to the over 100 volunteers and all of our community partners, especially the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Partnership for Parks, Con Edison, Whole Foods, GrowNYC, 14th Street Y, A. Bulfamante Landscaping, Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co., the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and Hannah the Face Painter. See all the photos from ‘It’s My Park!’ Day on our Flickr page.