We recently had the pleasure of hosting Keats Myer, Executive Director, and Stephanie Lucas, Deputy Director of Horticulture and Operations of Madison Square Park Conservancy for a Yext Talk. In conversation with our own Ruth Fish (Client Success Manager, Partner) of Yext Sustainability Team, Myer and Lucas detailed the efforts to enhance Madison Square Park through public programs, world-class horticulture, and art.
Myer, a success-driven leader, detailed the vast history of Madison Square Park noting the extensive history of the public land and its revival over the last two decades. The Conservancy listened to what the community had to say about the revival and found that people wanted “a green oasis.” From there, the park focused on providing outstanding floriculture, seasonal art installations, and livability. This strategic plan, noted Lucas, allowed for the Conservancy to act as a “green utility that allowed everyone to sit and relax in the concrete jungle.”
The Conservancy’s website notes that “when there’s an urban sanctuary as special as Madison Square Park, you have to protect, nurture, and enhance it.” As Yexters, we couldn’t agree more and truly appreciate our neighborhood oasis.