Friends of Washington Square

Join us for the Spring Work Party on Saturday, March 30th at  9:00AM to Noon, all tools are provided. Light lunch provided by Betty Lou's. Come on by for some clam chowder and bread!

Important Announcement Regarding Washington Square Park:

The Washington Square playground is now open, KIDS LOVE IT!


EARLY 2019: Entire Park Renovation - Irrigation & Drainage Systems & 
Hardscape Improvement

Anticipated Closure of 6 Months

The Washington Square Water Conservation Project seeks to replace the park’s existing irrigation system, with the goal of reducing existing water use by two-thirds; from approximately 3.3 million gallons per year, to 1.1 million gallons per year. Additionally, the project seeks to address saturated soil conditions on the main lawn and replace the existing pathways. Construction is anticipated to start in early 2019, with a planned 6 month park closure. The new children’s playground and restroom will remain open during construction.

All possible is being done to mitigate any inconvenience the closure will create for the community.

The Recreation & Park Department will provide ongoing community outreach and project updates through fall of 2018 and early 2019. If you have questions related to the project, please contact the Rec & Park Project Manager,
Levi Conover.


This anticipated closure is necessary to complete important improvements. 
Everything possible will be done to limit the duration of this closure. 

Click here for more information on the Water Conservation Project

Are you interested in learning more about the Trees in the Park? 

Click here for the HortoScience Tree Management Plan

Click here for the Tree Assessment Map

Click here on the Tree Risk Ranking 

Washington Square Perimeter Landscape Guidelines

Click here to learn more.