The Institute hosts events throughout the year, bringing together urban park professionals to share experiences and expertise in an effort to improve park care. Through a variety of formats and topics, participants examine both challenges and successes in urban park management. Register for an event below, or contact Chris Cousino at email@example.com for more information.
The Institute convenes "The Practitioners Roundtable" twice annually to focus on specific issues in urban park management. Participants will collectively develop "next practices" thought leadership, and a community of practice. The results of each Roundtable are published in a white paper and shared with the broader urban park community.
The Institute for Urban Parks Webinar Series provides online opportunities for urban park managers from around the world to learn about the techniques and practices used by the Central Park Conservancy.
Urban Park Practitioners Roundtable
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
APRIL 25 - 27, 2018
Sustaining Athletic Fields in Central Park
NOVEMBER 14, 2017
Managing Successful Corporate Volunteer Programs
OCTOBER 3, 2017
Fundraising Opportunities: the Central Park Conservancy’s “Adopt-A” Programs
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
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Institute for Urban Parks Conference
OCTOBER 4-5, 2018, New York City
The Institute's bi-annual conference brings together urban park managers from the non-profit and public sectors, including leaders from parks’ conservancies, alliances, and friends groups, as well as leading urban park academics and practitioners. Participants have the opportunity for peer learning, networking, exploration of current challenges, and discussion of new methods and strategies.
Registration opens in early 2018!