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Institute for Urban Parks



The Central Park Conservancy Institute for Urban Parks, founded in 2013, develops programs that advance the stewardship of urban parks and green space and teach park professionals and executives best practices for managing urban parks.

Urban parks are a critical component of municipal infrastructure essential to the long-term livability and sustainability of cities. Through the Institute, the Conservancy helps to ensure that dedicated public and professional stewards help urban parks deliver the economic, social, health, and ecological benefits to an increasingly urbanized world.