Talking Scents

Phytoncides—the natural scents that many evergreen trees emit to protect themselves from bacteria and insects—smell wonderful and are proven to elicit happiness. Our Conservancy team cares for over 1,000 evergreens in the Park.

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The Central Park Conservancy is responsible for the care of the entire Park.

From major restorations to ongoing maintenance, we do it all—with your help. By supporting the nonprofit Conservancy, you are supporting Central Park and providing New Yorkers with a clean and beautiful 843-acre backyard.

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The dedicated staff of the Central Park Conservancy are taking care of the Park so that it remains beautiful and vibrant for you. Please help us, if you can, by making a gift today.

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Notes from the Park

A parent and child, dressed for cold weather, on the snow-covered edge of the Pond, looking at ducks

From Our Magazine

Wintering in Central Park: How Urban Wildlife Survives Seasonal Change

January 7, 2017

A man in a fedora is seen from behind with a wintery scene in the background

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See Newly Digitized Images of Winter in Central Park

January 20, 2021

Bloom & Tree Guide

Get to know the Park's plants this season! From American holly to London planetree, Central Park has plenty of "winter interest" to go around. Our guide is here to help you learn!

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