Downing Park Conservancy in Newburgh, New York, recently debuted a new look. The rebrand is part of an effort to become more visible in the community and interest more people in the conservation of the park for the enjoyment of all. The conservancy, previously known as the Downing Park Planning Committee, has been advocating for and protecting the park for decades.
On September 16, members of Downing Park Conservancy hosted a “pop-up in the park” to share the news about their rebrand and sell swag with their new logo. The organization plans to continue these pop-ups every couple of months to attract new supporters and better engage the surrounding community. They also hope that the pop-ups will encourage people to attend their monthly meetings. During these meetings, which happen on the first Wednesday of each month at the Shelter House in Downing Park, the organization is actively looking for new board members.
In addition to monthly meetings, Downing Park Conservancy hosts a wide array of community events. This past Saturday, on September 30, their Folk in the Park event welcomed performers Chelsea Anan, Mississippi Travelers and Piedmont Buz.
The organization posts its upcoming meetings and events on its website here: https://www.downingparknewburgh.org/events