Cleanup scheduled for Capsouto Park

A volunteer day at Albert Capsouto Park at Canal and Sixth is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 10a to 1p. Folks will be pulling weeds, pruning back overgrown ground cover, planting flowers, and spreading mulch to help control weeds — all in cooperation with the NYC Partnership for Parks and the Parks Department. Volunteers should RSVP to Steve at so they know how many people to expect.

Also, neighbors are hoping to get a bigger effort going to maintain the park a little better, which needs a little TLC, especially for its planting beds. Partnership for Parks is ready to help set up a non-profit wing of their organization so a new “Friends of” group could take hold.

“This Saturday is a ‘let’s see what happens’ day,” Steve said. “A lot of people come through the park — tourists, delivery guys, dog walkers, families who want to chill out for a minute. It’s a nice little spot. And if people are into gardening, they can actually do that here. It’s wide open for anyone who wants to help out.”

In preparation for Saturday, Steve spent about 30 hours in the park pulling invasive species and making room for new plantings. But, he said, there is a lot more to do. Contact him with any questions, or to discuss any ideas, at 646-610-9986.

The park was named after longtime Tribecan and neighborhood booster Albert Capsouto in 2010.