Redwoods at Washington Square Park



The NYC Parks Dept. recently complete their new building on the south side of Washington Sq. Park. The structure arc gently between the parks dog run and a walking path. The stone face of the building is capped by a rim and overhang of reclaimed Redwood supplied by Sawkill Lumber.

Redwood, though a very soft conifer, has exceptional resistance to moisture and rot, and along with the warm tones of Redwood, provide natural beauty and a modern color pop to the historic park.

But the woods themselves are far older than the park, starting in the California forests a millenium or more ago, before a stopover in a mid-Century Ohio cooling Tower and ultimately arriving at Sawkill Lumber and then Washington Square Park – with hopes of many peaceful decades at the park.