Naomi Sewell Richardson Park Foundation

Date Established: December 1, 2023

This fund supports the construction and establishment of the Naomi Richardson Park in Orange County, NY.

Located in the Center of Washingtonville, NY on West Main Street. 

  • Named in honor of the former property owner and resident, African American educator and suffragist, Naomi Sewell Richardson.
  • Just over an acre, the park will be a “pollinator pathway” with garden beds of native plants designed to attract butterflies, humming birds and bees.
  • Students from Washingtonville High School’s Community Service Club are helping in the planning of the gardens.
  • Existing trees will remain while others will be added to be flood tolerant, helping create a buffer along the Moodna Creek.
  • A bandstand will sit near the street, at the center of the park, for the community to share in entertainment while lounging on a lush, green lawn.

From the permeable pathways, to the native plantings, the park is designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable. This park has been a dream for the community for many years. Your donation can help make that dream come true.

See plans for the park below.