103rd Street Community Garden
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.
- Sponsored By
- Garden Designer
- Scape/Landscape Architecture PLLC, 2011
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 formerly trash-filled 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.
To me this garden is a reflection of our community, where elements from all over the world are transplanted on fertile ground and along with the native species grow deep roots, blossom and bear fruit. I am most grateful to NYRP and its entire dedicated and wonderful staff who have made this all possible.Robert Cruz
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.
The 103rd Street Community Garden is located in East Harlem and represents an important green space among a bustling, primarily Hispanic neighborhood that includes numerous schools, six NYCHA developments and many multi-story apartment buildings.