The Olmsted Visionaries


The Olmsted Visionaries is a special group created to thank those friends who are securing Central Park's future by including the Conservancy in their estate plans through a bequest, gift annuity, trust, or other legacy gift.

In the mid-19th century, the Park's designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and the people of New York had the remarkable foresight to create a great park in rapidly growing city of New York. Today our Olmsted Visionaries carry on the noble tradition of looking to the future by creating special gifts that will benefit generations of Park users to come.

Click here to see friends of Central Park who have included the Conservancy in their estate plans.

You may qualify for membership in the Olmsted Visionaries in any of the following ways:

  • Naming the Conservancy as a beneficiary in your will
  • Participation in a charitable gift annuity for the benefit of the Conservancy
  • The creation of a charitable remainder or lead trust for the benefit of the Conservancy
  • Naming the Conservancy as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, bank or brokerage account, or a life insurance policy

Frequently asked questions about the Olmsted Visionaries.

If you have already named the Conservancy as a beneficiary of your estate plans, please let us know!

For more information about a planned gift or the Olmsted Visionaries, please call 212.310.6645, email plannedgiving@centralparknyc.org, or write to:

Central Park Conservancy
Office of Planned Giving
14 East 60th Street
New York, New York 10022


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Regardless of your stage of life  — whether you're starting your first job, welcoming your first child into the world, or enjoying retirement — it's never too early or too late to create an estate plan to care for loved ones and remember organizations like the Central Park Conservancy  that mean so much to you.