Dedicate a Paving Stone

Gilder Run on Bridge No. 24

A paving stone on Gilder Run gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting mark in Central Park. Carve your name, tribute, or memory into these granite stones, and they will become part of the landscape in perpetuity. Until December 31, 2015, paving stones are available for gifts of $3,500 or more - a $5,000 value - in honor of the Conservancy's 35th Anniversary.

  • Celebrate life's important milestones, such as a birthday or anniversary
  • Commemorate the completion of a marathon or race
  • Show your appreciation for someone special (two or four-legged!)
  • Honor the memory of a loved one

Gilder Run is located on the steps of Bridge No. 24 and connects the East Drive with the 1.58 mile Reservoir running track, offering stunning views of the New York City skyline.

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

Name 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 generosity has contributed immensely to the Park’s miraculous 35-year transformation. Mr. Gilder has been a runner of the Reservoir running track for 40 years and has served as a leader on the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees since its inception.

Map of Central Park's Gilder Run
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