Ways to Give

The opportunities to support Central Park are as vast — and varied — as the Park itself. Donations, membership, volunteer work, and the adoption of trees and benches are just a handful of ways to make a visible and lasting impact.

Become a Member

Bethesda Arcade

Join our engaged community of Conservancy members. In addition to special access to programs, tours, and discounts, members always have the inside scoop on Central Park happenings.

Women's Committee Membership

This passionate group of women is dedicated to the beautification and preservation of Central Park and proudly hosts four of New York's premier charitable events each year.


Dedicated to maintaining the quality and cleanliness of Central Park's playgrounds, this group raises funds specifically for the Park's 21 playgrounds.

Greensward Circle Young Professionals

The Greensward Circle is the Conservancy's network of young professionals, a dynamic group that hosts year-round networking and benefit events in support of Central Park. (Ages 21-39)

Corporate Programs

Through employee engagement opportunities, event sponsorship, and other programs, businesses can support the Park while fostering teamwork and civic leadership.

Make a Donation


Flower donations bring generosity to life with seasonal blooms in the Park. The Conservancy will plant either daffodils or tulips in honor or memory of a loved one.


Help maintain the Park’s 9,000 benches and their surrounding landscapes. Each adopted bench features a custom plaque with a message of the donor’s choosing.


The Tree Trust is an endowment for the care of Central Park’s 18,000 trees. Mature tree donations are honored with a paving stone along the Mall.

Paving Stone

A paving stone on Gilder Run gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting mark in Central Park.

Perimeter Association

Preserve the place where the Park meets metropolis. The Perimeter Association cares for Central Park’s six-mile perimeter: the sidewalk between the Park wall and street curb.

Planned Giving Bequests

A bequest for Central Park is one of the simplest ways to provide for the Park's future.

Planned Giving Charitable Gift Annuities

In exchange for a gift of cash or appreciated securities to the Conservancy, receive fixed payments for life and a generous tax deduction.

Planned Giving Charitable Lead Trusts

A trust that pays an income stream to the Conservancy for a period of time. At the end of the term, the assets can revert back to you, or pass on to someone else of your choosing.

Planned Giving Charitable Remainder Trusts

An agreement through which donated assets are transferred to a trustee, and you receive income for a specified term. Upon completion of the term, the assets then pass to the Conservancy to support Central Park.

Other Beneficiary Designations

Name the Conservancy as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, a bank or brokerage account, or an individual retirement account (IRA).

Team Central Park

It takes a village to support the Park. Magnify your individual impact by running in the New York City Marathon or Half Marathon in support of Central Park.