Gilder Run

Gilder Run near the Reservoir



Gilder Run on Bridge No. 24

A paving stone on Gilder Run offers the opportunity to engrave your name, in stone, in Central Park. These one-of-a-kind granite stones are a unique way to leave a lasting legacy in Central Park. A limited number of stones are available now, for gifts of $5,000 or more, to help celebrate life’s important milestones, honor someone special,  or commemorate the finish of a 5K run or a TCS New York City Marathon finish.

Gilder Run, located on the steps of beautiful Bridge No. 24, is a beloved location by all Central Park runners and walkers as it connects the East Drive with the Reservoir’s 1.58 mile running track.  

Your tax-deductible gift supports the Central Park Conservancy’s mission to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park. Paving stones remain in Central Park in perpetuity and include a one year, complimentary Conservator membership. 

Sponsor a paving stone on Gilder Run and help pave the way for Central Park’s future.

About Richard Gilder

Gilder Run is named after Richard Gilder, whose love of Central Park led to the founding of the Central Park Conservancy in 1980, and whose overwhelming generosity has contributed greatly to the Park’s miraculous 32-year transformation. Mr.Gilder has been a runner of the Reservoir for 40 years, and one of the Conservancy’s greatest pacesetters. Richard Gilder has also served as a leader on the Conservancy’s Board of Trustee’s since its inception.