About Us Volunteering

Fort Tryon Park’s volunteers are invaluable.

For more than 28 years, Byung Sun Soh has helped by volunteering in the Heather Garden. Recently, Soh connected with gardener Kean Eng and began to focus on the Broadway side of the park. Under Eng’s direction, Soh transplanted and trimmed forsythia so that it would thrive and help protect slopes against further erosion damage. He sometimes volunteers as many as five times a week, picking up litter to improve park conditions.

Spend some time with us!

You’ll perform an instrumental service as you learn from consummate professionals. Help with events and plan the park’s future. Individuals and groups are welcome!

Join the The Fort Tryon Park Trust’s Friends Committee Beautification Days! As a Friends Committee member, you will be part of a team of individuals who work to involve the entire local community in efforts to beautify, maintain, and improve the park’s appearance and condition. Once a month, hundreds of volunteers gather to plant, weed, paint, and help maintain the park.

At a beautification event you might see more than 100 people. A teacher came to a recent one with her students; there were about 25 local college students; nearly 75 members from a Red Cross chapter in Queens and several from a NYC Volunteering Meetup. One team scoured the subway terrace, ping pong and volleyball areas, clearing away leaves and branches. Another team focused on clearing debris. A third group removed aggressive English ivy from trees. In total, over twenty bags of natural debris were collected and hauled out.

General volunteer and Friends Committee Inquiries

Please indicate your areas of interest in the form below, and we will follow up with you.

Horticulture Volunteer Inquiries

Please contact us at info@forttryonparktrust.org. Write “Volunteer” in the Subject line and include your horticultural experience.

Groups wishing to join a volunteer date must RSVP three weeks in advance so adequate tools, supplies, and park staffing are available. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes!

Volunteers are also needed in the following capacities:

o Visitor information services
o Assisting with events
o Helping with the planning, execution, and photography of park events

Thank you for your interest in supporting Fort Tryon Park. Volunteers serve a vital role in park planning, promotion, and operation, helping to design community park programs, directly participating in the park’s beautification, and working with city agencies and the community to maintain a vital and safe public park.

Please indicate your areas of interest below and drop us a line through the form below.

Helping to beautify the park during beautification daysPlantingPaintingWeedingCleaning upStaffing the visitor table in Fort Tryon ParkAnswering questions about the park and the Fort Tryon Park TrustCollecting contact informationTranslating our materials into SpanishPhotographing park eventsHelping plan and work on events

Contact Information