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Restoration and Maintenance

Always Improving: Restoring Central Park in 2019

Keeping Central Park at its most picturesque and inviting is an ongoing process. That’s why the Central Park Conservancy’s team of professionals work year-round to renovate, rebuild, and refresh every corner of the Park.

Park History

Rediscovering Seneca Village: The Place, The People, The Artifacts

Modern-day visitors may not realize the Park’s perimeter from West 83rd to West 89th Street was home to Seneca Village, a community of predominantly African-Americans, many of whom owned property.

Central Park Conservancy arborists

Plants and Trees

Branching Out: The Arborists Behind (and in) Central Park’s Trees

Our team of arborists have dedicated their careers to the study, planting, maintenance, and care of trees, and have a deep understanding of Central Park’s more than 18,000 woody plants.

Things to See and Do

How to Spend the Holiday Season in Central Park

The holidays are a magical time in New York City, and an especially wonderful season to visit Central Park! Here are some ways to make lasting memories in the Park during the final few months of the year.

NYC Marathon

Park History

Central Park and the New York City Marathon Through the Years

Now in its 49th year, the TCS New York City Marathon has always had a deep connection to Central Park.

Pumpkin Flotilla

Programs and Events

The Hair-Raising History of the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

The Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla returns to the Harlem Meer in late October with crafts, storytelling, a costume parade, and more.

Restoration and Maintenance

New Pool and Rink to Expand Recreational Opportunities

The Conservancy has unveiled its capstone project of its decades-long work in the north end of Central Park: restoring the beauty and charm of the area — as well as its ecosystem — while creating a new pool and rink at the Harlem Meer.

Things to See and Do

Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

It’s nearing the end of summer, and you know what that means — it’s back–to–school time for more than one million New York City kids. If you’re one of them, show this list of kid–friendly Park adventures to your favorite grown–up!

About the Conservancy

Meet the Summer Interns of the Conservancy

If you’ve been in Central Park recently, chances are you’ve interacted with some of the Conservancy’s many summer interns — 44 of us, to be exact, working across 18 different departments ranging from horticulture to human resources.

Floating music pavillion

Park History

Hidden Histories: 6 Little-Known Designs for Central Park

The history of the Park is well-recorded. But research into the original drawings and plans created to build the Park — by the likes of architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould — offer hidden secrets from both the built and unbuilt aspects of the Park.