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Spruce up Seward Park Garden


Spruce up Seward Park Garden

Help maintain Seward Park by gardening, weeding, raking, and other tasks at this historic park on the Lower East Side.

Volunteers will be asked to do a variety of light gardening work directed by the park's full time gardener.

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The Outdoor Recreation League (ORL) was founded over 100 years ago to promote organized games throughout New York City public playgrounds. The city assumed operations of ORL playgrounds in 1902, and Seward Park became the first permanent, municipally-built playground in the United States. The park continues to be a community landmark and is heavily used by the residents of the Lower East Side.