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Central Park Conservancy Blog Archive


Category: Restoration and Maintenance

2018
 

Restoring Central Park in 2018

By Jessica Sain-Baird|06 December 2018
All year long, the Conservancy's team of historians, designers, planners, and architects works to im... Read more  

 

Revamping Billy Johnson Playground

By Tricia Kang|12 November 2018
Billy Johnson Playground, one of Central Park’s most beloved play spaces, is now open! Located... Read more  

 

Discovering Paul Manship in Central Park

By Marie Warsh|01 November 2018
Welcoming visitors to the Tisch Children’s Zoo is the Lehman Gates, a fanciful entrance that f... Read more  

 

The Ramble: ‘A Sense of Mystery’ Across 36 Acres

By Marie Warsh|18 October 2018
At the very center of Manhattan Island, near the middle of Central Park, is a place with almost no s... Read more  

 

The Woman Suffrage Monument in Context

By Marie Warsh|26 July 2018
Last week, the Statue Fund, the sponsors of a monument to women’s suffrage, announced that art... Read more  

 

A History of Monuments in Central Park

By Marie Warsh|26 July 2018
Central Park’s First Monuments Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s original desi... Read more  

 

Our New CEO and the Conservancy’s Next Era

By Simone Silverbush|03 May 2018
Elizabeth (“Betsy”) W. Smith, the Central Park Conservancy’s new President and CEO... Read more  

 

How the Obelisk Made Its Home in Central Park

By Jessica Sain-Baird|01 February 2018
The Obelisk, also known as Cleopatra's Needle, arrived in Central Park more than 130 years ago. Stan... Read more  

 

The Past, Present, and Future of Balto

By Jessica Sain-Baird|04 January 2018
Central Park is home to an important collection of more than 50 sculptures and monuments, with many ... Read more  

2017
 

A Look Back: Improving Central Park in 2017

By Jessica Sain-Baird|07 December 2017
Did you know that the Conservancy has an in-house team of planning, design and preservation professi... Read more  

 

Meeting New York City’s Demand for Water

By Jessica Sain-Baird|05 October 2017
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original Croton Aqueduct system, which provided New Yor... Read more  

 

A Native Meadow in Progress, the Dene Slope Opens to the Public

By Jessica Sain-Baird|21 September 2017
The Dene Slope, a vibrant native meadow that features a trail with rustic seating and stunning views... Read more  

 

From the Next Generation of Park Stewards...

By Institute for Urban Parks|13 July 2017
Each year, hundreds of young people apply to volunteer their time or work in Central Park through ou... Read more  

 

The Story Behind Central Park’s Rustic Architecture

By Jessica Sain-Baird|15 June 2017
In a city filled with concrete, glass, and steel, it’s a welcome surprise to discover handcraf... Read more  

 

160 Years of Central Park: A Brief History

By Tricia Kang|01 June 2017
Central Park serves as a peaceful haven for New Yorkers — an escape from the City grind and a ... Read more  

 

How We Keep Central Park Clean

By Jessica Sain-Baird|05 May 2017
At one time, Central Park was full of litter and graffiti. Steel drums served as trash receptacles. ... Read more  

 

Celebrating (and Preserving) the Statues and Monuments of Central Park

By Central Park Conservancy|03 February 2017
On February 11, a crowd of thousands in their winter warmest will gather at the Naumburg Bandshell i... Read more  

2016
 

Zone Management in Central Park

By Institute for Urban Parks|26 December 2016
The Central Park Conservancy’s operations crews care for 250 acres of lawns, 20,000 trees, sev... Read more  

 

A Year of Improvements: Planning, Design & Construction in Central Park

By Central Park Conservancy|07 December 2016
Central Park is always changing, and thanks to the Central Park Conservancy’s Planning, Design... Read more  

 

Sculpted Nature: Landscape Architecture in Central Park

By Central Park Conservancy|12 October 2016
A popular misconception of Central Park is that its 843 acres are the last remaining natural land in... Read more  

 

Six Principles of Turf Care

By Institute for Urban Parks|17 August 2016
With a steady stream of visitors from 6:00 am to 1:00 am daily, Central Park's turf gets heavily use... Read more  

 

ROOTS in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary

By Institute for Urban Parks|03 August 2016
Surrounded by the Pond at the southeast corner of Central Park is the four-acre Hallett Nature Sanct... Read more  

 

Maintaining Central Park’s Statues and Monuments

By Institute for Urban Parks|12 February 2016
Celebrate winter in Central Park! Even though Ice Festival has been cancelled due to impending extre... Read more