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Central Park Conservancy Research Policies


Many of the materials pertinent to researching Central Park are readily available in municipal institutions like The New York Public Library. The resources noted below provide visitors, students, teachers, scholars, and professionals guidance on researching Central Park and Central Park Conservancy.

Resources for Researching Central Park

 Research FAQs

 Suggested Reading

Research Guide (downloadable PDF)

Central Park Conservancy Archive

Central Park Conservancy maintains documents relating to the Park's management and the organization's history and mission-related programs. While these holdings are essential for institutional continuity and are an important source for professionals and scholars interested in a wide variety of fields, the Conservancy is not poised as a research institution. As the Conservancy does not maintain an open archive, holdings are only made available to qualified researchers. For more information, see below.

 Qualified Researchers

If you are interested in pursuing scholarly research, please submit a completed Research Inquiry Form to the email address provided at least two weeks prior to the start of planned research.