Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park

Montgomery St & Henry Street
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Founded in 1993

Martin Luther King Jr. Park (adjacent to Henry Street Settlement) was originally built as a "vest pocket park" during Mayor Lindsay's administration. In 1993 GrowNYC collaborated with Henry St. Settlement to renovate the triangle shaped park. The park has two main areas. The first is sunny & open. There is a small lawn surrounded by roses. In between the two sections is a 12 foot diameter gazebo. Along the path leading to the second area are wheelchair accessible planters. The second area is shady. There is a slate, patio with picnic tables and another lawn surrounded by ornamental shrubs & flowers.

Martin Luther King Jr. Park



NYC DOE K-12 public and charter schools can apply for the GrowNYC Mini Grant! Eligible schools can apply for $500-$2000 in credit to a garden supply store to build or expand school gardens and outdoor learning spaces.

  • 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.