El Sitio Feliz

203 E. 104th Street
East Harlem, Manhattan
Founded in 1992, Rebuilt in 2013

El Sitio Feliz is a large 20,000 square foot community garden that also includes to a playground, amphitheatre, and large vine-covered pergola.  The playground is used daily by children from the Leggett Day Care Center, which is run by Union Settlement. It is has been designated a Great Public Space by the Project for Public Spaces.

The garden, originally built by GrowNYC in 1992, suffered substantial damage in Hurricane Sandy.  Thanks to support from Garnier, GrowNYC replaced all of the garden's wooden raised beds with new beds made from recycled plastic lumber, created a new children's garden area, installed fresh soil, and replaced old wooden picnic tables with new recycled plastic tables.

 

This garden is under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks and supported by GreenThumb, the nation's largest urban gardening program. If you are interested in joining, starting, or supporting a community garden, contact NYC Parks GreenThumb

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box pick-ups, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.