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Resources & Tools


Our publications — FAQs, handbooks, and white papers — include a series of resources designed to support urban park managers. Intended to share the Conservancy’s experience managing and restoring Central Park, these publications provide adaptable strategies, context, and thought leadership for urban park managers.

Resource Archive

Browse our past Park-to-Park events for presentations, videos, and other reference materials.

Managing Successful Corporate Volunteer Programs

OCTOBER 3, 2017

Fundraising Opportunities: The Central Park Conservancy’s “Adopt-A” Programs

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Operations Innovation: Trash Management in Crotona Park

JUNE 22, 2017


External Links for Urban Park Professionals

Research, Advocacy, and Programs

Professional Development and Continuing Education

Media and Urban Affairs

Public-Private Park Partnerships

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (Detroit, MI)
Discovery Green Conservancy (Houston, TX)
Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy (Raleigh, NC)
Downtown Detroit Partnership (Detroit, MI)
Downton Providence Parks Conservancy (Providence, RI)
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (Boston, MA)
The Esplanade Association (Boston, MA)
Fairmount Park Conservancy (Philadelphia, PA)
Forest Park Forever (St. Louis, MO)
Friends of Lafitte Greenway (New Orleans, LA)
Friends of Patterson Park (Baltimore, MD)
Friends of the Public Garden (Boston, MA)
Friends of Waterfront Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Fundação Aron Birmann (São Paulo, Brazil)
Gateway Arch Park Foundation (St. Louis, MO)
A Gathering Place for Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (San Francisco, CA)
Grand Park Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
Grant Park Conservancy (Atlanta, GA)
Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy (San Jose, CA)
Hermann Park Conservancy (Houston, TX)
Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy (Atlanta, GA)
Memorial Park Conservancy (Houston, TX)
Millennium Park Foundation (Chicago, IL)
Olmsted Parks Conservancy (Louisville, KY)
Overton Park Conservancy (Memphis, TN)
Parc Jean-Drapeau (Montreal, QC)
Parque Ibirpuera Conservação (São Paulo, Brazil)
Pease Park Conservancy (Austin, TX)
Piedmont Park Conservancy (Atlanta, GA)
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (Pittsburgh, PA)
Roger Williams Park Conservancy (Providence, RI)
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (Boston, MA)
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (Memphis, TN)
Tower Grove Park (St. Louis, MO)
Trust for the National Mall (Washington, DC)
Waller Creek Conservancy (Austin, TX)
Waterfront Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Wolf River Conservancy (Memphis, TN)

Friends of, Foundation, and Support Organizations