Photo by Rowa Lee

Photo by Rowa Lee


Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State 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 State 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. 

Photo by Rowa Lee

Photo by Rowa Lee


Four Freedoms Park Conservancy operates, maintains, and programs Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State 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


Financial Information

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2016 Audit

2017 Audit

Annual YearBook

Learn more about Four Freedoms Park Conservancy by reading our 2017 & 2018 yearbook, which details moments from the past two years that highlight our mission and our goals.

Media fact sheets

Key Facts: Park Construction
Key Facts: The Park