Founded in October of 2014, Friends of Corlears Hook Park is a 501c3 volunteer group that works to maintain and revitalize Corlears Hook Park for the benefit of the general public and residents of the Lower East Side. We accomplish our work by planning and organizing park clean-up and planting events, providing community programming in the park, raising funds to support park programs and initiatives, and collaborating with other government agencies, non-profit organizations and community groups for the betterment of the park. 

Scroll down to see some of our accomplishments & future priorities

What We've Achieved

Below is a list of some of our major accomplishments since our founding. For a complete list of everything that we have done visit our year by year page.

  • Hosted over 15 clean-up and/or planting events.

  • Raised over $43,000 to support park maintenance & beatification efforts and to bring free programming into the park for the community

  • Organized nearly 20 community events in the park including, free films, jazz music, dance performances, puppet shows, and our annual Family Fun Day

  • Provided free summer fitness classes to the community such as yoga and Tai Chi

  • Planted over 5,000 daffodils throughout the park as part of New Yorkers for Parks Daffodil Project.

  • Hosted over 25 community and corporate volunteer groups who helped with beautification efforts throughout the park

  • Planted various new shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and trees throughout the park

  • Secured capital funding for renovation to the dog runs and bathrooms

Future Priorities

Be sure to check the Project Update page for the latest on some of these initiatives

  • Refurbishment and reopening of comfort station

  • Dog run renovation

  • Refurbishment of children’s playground and water play area

  • More community programming

  • and of course, more trees, shrubs and plants!