As a way of thanking members for their support, the Central Park Conservancy hosts exclusive member programs throughout the year, in addition to offering special perks at public programs and discounts with partners in and outside the Park.
Water Walk: Belvedere to the Lake
A Central Park Conservancy staff led tour featuring some of the Park’s most prominent water bodies, including The Gill and the Lake. Route involves many hills and stairs. 75 minutes.
Date & Time: Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00 am OR 1:00 pm
Location: Meet at Belvedere Castle
Pre-registration is required
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of the tour.
- Hound Hikes
Hound Hike: North Woods
View the tumbling cascades and rustic bridges of the North Woods, a forest retreat located right in Manhattan, on this guided tour for you and your pooch. Take in the summer sunshine as you explore one of Central Park's most beloved treasures. Route involves many hills and stairs.
Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Meet at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of the tour. This is an on-leash event.
Pre-registration is required
Drawing Class with Jessica Daryl Winer
Attendees will learn how to capture the beauty of the Park on paper in this drawing class, led by Centennial Trees of Central Park artist, Jessica Daryl Winer.
Date & Time: Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Attendees should bring a large sketchpad and pencil. No drawing experience is necessary
Pre-registration is required. This is a members-only event.
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance for check-in.
- Bloom Guide
Central Park Conservancy Bloom GuideLog in to view the spring blooms!
Spring has sprung! Make the most of the season with the Central Park Conservancy Bloom Guide . Discover the horticultural beauty of Central Park with vivid photos and detailed descriptions of over 200 flowers, including where and when to find them blooming in the Park. Member Perk: Free for all Conservancy members.
Public Program Perks
Along with exclusive members-only events, members can take advantage of special benefits offered at public programs, including discounts on Park tours. To see a full listing of Conservancy programs, including those with member benefits, visit our calendar.
- The Official Central Park Tours
- Central Park Circuit
- Birding Basics for Families
- Discovery Kits
Learn the inside story of the Park’s history, design, horticulture, and ecology with the Conservancy’s expert guides. Tours are offered year-round; schedule, departure locations, and routes vary by tour.
MEMBERS: Enjoy discounted ticket rates. Registration and more info: centralparknyc.org/guidedtours
Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.
Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 13, June 19, July 8 and August 28
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Meet at East Meadow
MEMBERS: Bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family and join Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society on a guided walk. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings. Binoculars available to borrow, limited to 20 participants. Ages 5+.
Borrow a Woodland or Aquatic Discovery Kit equipped with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides for an in-Park adventure. An optional Discovery Journal with suggested activities and a large kid-friendly map will guide your exploration. Best for ages 6 – 10.
Central Park Perks
One of the perks of joining Central Park Conservancy is that Conservancy members receive discounts in Central Park. Just bring your valid membership card to any of the participating establishments and you can enjoy discounts.
Full list of Central Park Perks
In Central Park
The Boathouse Café
Mid.Park at 74th Street
*One free cup of coffee
Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop
Mid.Park at 65th Street
Le Pain Quotidien
Sheep Meadow at 69th Street
10% discount, excludes alcohol
Kerbs Boathouse Cafe
Inside Park at West 79th Street Enter at 81st Street & Central Park West
*10% discount in gift shop
Victorian Gardens (Seasonal)
Inside Wollman Rink in the Park
*2 for 1 admission, Monday - Thursday
Central Park Conservancy Online Store
Purchase your favorite Central Park gifts and souvenirs online and receive a 10% discount. All proceeds go directly towards the ongoing care and maintenance of Central Park.
Not a member? Become one today by signing up here. It’s a quick and easy way to support the Central Park Conservancy’s ongoing work to keep the Park a vital resource for you and all New Yorkers. In addition to knowing that you are part of the Park as a Conservancy member, you’ll be thanked with programs and perks like those listed above, as well as other special opportunities throughout the year.