Who We are
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the first memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York. Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City, it is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century. The Park celebrates the Four Freedoms, as pronounced in President Roosevelt's famous January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech.
Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in June 2011 to maintain and operate the Park in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, with its public initiatives and meaningful architecture in view of the United Nations, inspires each generation to define and defend President Roosevelt’s commitment to essential human freedoms.
Four Freedoms Park Conservancy operates, maintains, and programs Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park to the highest standard. As steward of this extraordinary civic space designed by Louis I. Kahn, the Conservancy advances President Roosevelt’s legacy and inspires, educates, and engages the public in the ideals of the Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The Conservancy does this by:
- safeguarding the memorial as a space for inspired use
- fostering community and understanding
- Igniting conversation about human rights and freedoms today