St. Nicholas Park “Ollie’s Playground” Chance to Win Participatory Budget Funding, But Need Your Vote!

We are excited to announce the Arlington “Ollie” Edinboro Playground in St. Nicholas Park at 140th Street has made the list of projects to be considered for funding through the Participatory Budget process. This is just the beginning, however.  Your vote is needed for this project to win.  There are 11 projects overall and the ones in each category with the most votes will be forwarded to City Council for funding consideration. There are two ways to vote:

-Online polling opens on Sunday, March 31st.  The voting period is March 30th to April  7th. #PBNYC Voting runs this Saturday 3/30 to Sunday 4/7. Find your @PB_NYC voting site & pledge to vote!
-Locate your polling station and vote on spot.  There will be a polling station set-up on Sunday, March 31st in Ollie’s Playground from 3pm – 6pm.  We encourage you to stop by and show your support with your vote.  A vote for Ollie’s Playground is a vote for a safe and healthy playground for the many kids & families who frequent the park.

We also invite you to view all the projects on April 2 at the State Office Building at a presentation sponsored by Council Member Bill Perkins.

Friends of St Nicholas Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 13th!

Friends of St Nicholas Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 13th!

The annual tradition returns…
Saturday, April 13th
135th Street Plaza
St. Nicholas Park

Plus face painting,
kids activities, and more!
Just in it for the easter eggs?
Join around 2pm for the hunt.


Brought to you by
Friends of St. Nicholas Park

This event is only possible because of the hard work of community volunteers. Want to lend a hand? We’d love your help!
Sign up to volunteer here

CANCELLED!! -The Big Good Wolf Sets the Scene on October 12th at 11am, Saint Nicholas Park 135th St Plaza!

The PuppetMobile is proud to present The Big Good Wolf coming to local parks in 2018. This modern-day fairy tale, starring classic characters from The Three Bears, finds Baby Bear and his friend Goldilocks making it their mission to help change the Big Bad Wolf into good.

All PuppetMobile performances are free of charge and open to the general public. No reservations are necessary.


Clean Up Day – Dog Run, September 16th at 8:00 am

This Sunday, September 16th, is our next clean up day. We are a 100% community/volunteer-run space. That means that the condition and cleanliness of the dog run is up to us.

We will plan to start at 8:00 and will work till ~2pm. Please come for as long as you are able to help — every little bit of shared effort makes a big difference! We will have water and snacks for volunteers, but please feel free to bring whatever you need: work gloves, tough shoes, good attitude.

We ask that you leave your dogs at home during this time as the gates and fencing will be open and there will be shovels, rakes, and other tools that may frighten or harm a curious K-9 friend.

Get updates and reminders when you join the Facebook Event.


Saint Nicholas Park Dog Run Establishes Itself as Separate Entity; Introduces New Look for Group


The Dog Run at Saint Nicholas Park introduces a new logo and newsletter!


We are thrilled to announce a new logo for the dog run!

We wish to provide a more polished presence for you, our patrons, so you will feel more ownership and pride in our amazing (and sometimes dusty) dog run.We also hope this will help give our space an identity that everyone will feel a part of. As our run is 100% community + volunteer-run, it is our hope to be more visible and understood as a separate entity from the NYC Parks Department.

One of our own, Tyler Fields (Brixton’s dad), designed our logo. He is working to have multiple variations to represent the various breeds and colors of all our furry friends. Today, we are launching with Dalmatian and Fawn.

If you would like to submit a coloring that represents your dog we would love to feature it in a future newsletter and even post it at the run! When you’re done you may submit your creation here.

Get the vertical logo here
Get the horizontal logo here