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Billy Johnson Playground with rustic net climber

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.

New Pool and Rink to Expand Recreational Opportunities

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.

Belvedere Geothermal Image

Restoration and Maintenance

The Future Is Green: Geothermal Energy at Belvedere

As part of the recent restoration of the Belvedere, the Conservancy sought to solve the problem of heating and cooling the Castle in a sustainable way.

Safari Playground

Restoration and Maintenance

Ready, Set, Safari: A Beloved Playground Reopens

Safari Playground gives children the feeling of escape and adventure while climbing atop and around its iconic giant hippo sculptures and admiring sweeping views of the nearby Reservoir! This playground is a kid-favorite thanks to its many opportunities for open play. Originally built in 1936, it received its safari theme during a renovation in the 1990s.

Ramble, before and after

Restoration and Maintenance

Restoring Central Park in 2018

From renovating your favorite landscapes to reconstructing historic features, the Conservancy continues to enhance Central Park for today’s (and tomorrow’s) visitors. We completed several restoration projects in 2018 — read more about our recent work and see before and after photos.

Billy Johnson entrance

Restoration and Maintenance

Revamping Billy Johnson Playground

Billy Johnson Playground, one of Central Park’s most beloved play spaces, is now open. The Conservancy’s renovation of this playground has preserved and reinforced its rustic character and rich history.


Restoration and Maintenance

A Look Back: Improving Central Park in 2017

From renovating your favorite landscapes to reconstructing historic elements you may have never seen before, we continue to enhance the Park for today’s (and tomorrow’s) visitors.


Restoration and Maintenance

A Native Meadow in Progress, the Dene Slope Opens to the Public

The Dene Slope, a vibrant native meadow that features a trail with rustic seating and stunning views, is now open to the public.

Shelter in the Ramble

Restoration and Maintenance

The Story Behind Central Park’s Rustic Architecture

Rustic architecture has been an instrumental part of the Park’s design since its creation in 1858, and that tradition continues today.

Gate to Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Restoration and Maintenance

A Year of Improvements: Planning, Design & Construction in Central Park

Whether we are improving access or rebuilding infrastructure, the Conservancy works year-round to preserve the Park.