El Cataño Community Garden
Sponsored by The Walt Disney Company
Local interest in this space was intermittent until the Disney Company teamed up with New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the surrounding community in the summer of 2004 to restore a former lot into a green space, and then again in 2011 to completely renovate the garden.
In 2011, community members were first invited to submit their ideas for the garden design, and continued with collaborative design efforts between SCAPE Landscape Architecture and KaBOOM!. The renovation was kicked off with a new Disney Junior inspired playground and garden.
The complete renovation was generously sponsored by The Walt Disney Company Foundation. The garden is now a multidisciplinary space, which includes a playground, basketball court, open lawn and vegetable garden. The garden was officially re-opened with a large festive celebration in September 2011 and the garden received raised bed upgrades in 2019 and 2020.
105 East 103rd St.
Manhattan, New York (East Harlem)
All NYRP community gardens hold a minimum of 20 open hours per week. Please check the bulletin board at the garden for times and details.
15,441 sq ft.
Performance space, lawn, playground, barbeque grill, basketball court
Basketball, gardening, outdoor learning