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Park-to-Park Events

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 ccousino@centralparknyc.org 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.

Resource Archive

Browse our resource archive for presentations, videos and other reference materials from past Park-to-Park events. Learn more >>

Upcoming Events


Urban Park Practitioners Roundtable
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo, NY
APRIL 25 - 27, 2018
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Recent Events

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

Save the Date!

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!