Hermon A. MacNeil Park

September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove

This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This grove of flowering trees is a living memorial dedicated to the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. It is one of five Living Memorial Groves around the City, one in each borough in a park with clear views of downtown Manhattan where the twin towers once stood. All of the groves have trees that flower with white blossoms in the spring. The Manhattan grove is comprised of trees transplanted from the plaza areas around the World Trade Center that were badly damaged but survived. The trees planted in these groves will provide a lasting reminder of a terrible event, while also creating a gathering space for remembrance and healing.

The maintenance for this memorial grove is funded through 2009 by the Living Memorial Tree Foundation under the Patronage of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, with the help and support of NYC Parks, American Forests and The Municipal Arts Society of New York.

September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Groves

  • Ferry Point Park, Bronx
  • Sunset Park, Brooklyn
  • City Hall Park, Manhattan
  • MacNeil Park, Queens
  • Von Briesen Park, Staten Island

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