Park Contact Info: 201-915-3400 and if no one answers right away, try ext 101 email
"The Wildlife of LSP"  - beautiful 29 minute film by nature videographer John Dunstan 


Please support these businesses within LSP which are generous Friends' sponsors:
Liberty House Restaurant Maritime Parc (Restaurant)
Statue Cruises (ferries to Lady Liberty & Ellis Island
Liberty Landing Marina

The Friends of Liberty State Park is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that is dedicated to preserving, protecting, conserving and promoting Liberty State Park, the inspiring urban state park on the Jersey City waterfront behind Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Since 1988, we have advocated for the protection and improvement of this open space park with its open vistas of the New York City skyline, the Hudson River and the Upper New York Bay. Our primary volunteer program is our Volunteer Garden Program which is continually beautifying LSP and always welcomes volunteers. Over 5 million visitors come annually to enjoy this recreational, natural, historic, and cultural public resource, which opened in 1976. Visionary citizens, Morris Pesin, the park’s “father”, Audrey Zapp, the park's "godmother" and historic preservationist Ted Conrad, had led a citizens movement for 18 years to transform a waterfront wasteland of abandoned railyards and decaying piers into one of our nation's most special public spaces.

 Thanks to Corporate Donors

Friends is a proud member of  EarthShare NJ - "workplace giving campaigns" which support environmental organizations.

Thanks from the FOLSP Board to our webmaster Yvonne Balcer for her tremendous effort.

tree planting
Friends volunteers plant 20,000 flower bulbs every Fall. The Flag Plaza at LSP South End The Friends fund trees planting costing
over $30,000 each year, with selection,
delivery and donated labor by the NJ Tree Foundation
winter fall  
Winter by Michel Fall by John Tichenor