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Meet the Summer Interns of the Conservancy

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.

A Look at LGBTQ History in Central Park

Park History

A Look at LGBTQ History in Central Park

Central Park has a long and storied history with the LGBTQ community.

Birdwatchers in the Ramble

Programs and Events

New Yorkers Celebrate Spring in Central Park

A full day of free special events and programs unfolded across Central Park on March 20 to celebrate the first day of spring. Conservancy teams have been preparing the Park for months for warmer weather, and Central Park Celebrates Spring encouraged the community to take part in all that this season has to offer!


About the Conservancy

An Outdoor Classroom: College Internships in Central Park

Each summer, the Conservancy provides 20 college students with paid, full-time internships in Central Park. Working side-by-side with Conservancy staff, students gain hands-on experience while developing a deeper understanding and appreciation for urban park management.

Elizabeth W. Smith

About the Conservancy

Our New CEO and the Conservancy’s Next Era

Elizabeth (“Betsy”) W. Smith, an enthusiastic supporter of urban green spaces, recently began her new position as President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy. Get to know Betsy and learn how Central Park has been a part of her everyday life for decades.