Dedicate a Paving Stone

A paving stone on Gilder Run gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting mark in Central Park. Carve your name, tribute, or memory into granite stones and they will become part of the landscape in perpetuity.

A limited number of stones are available for donations of $3,500.

  • Celebrate life's important milestones, such as a birthday or anniversary
  • Commemorate the completion of a marathon or race
  • Show your appreciation for someone special
  • Honor the memory of a loved one

Your tax-deductible gift supports the Central Park Conservancy's mission to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park. Paving stones include a one-year, complimentary Belvedere Knight Conservator membership.

About Gilder Run

Gilder Run is located on the steps of Bridge No. 24 and connects the East Drive with the 1.58 mile Reservoir running track, offering stunning views of the New York City skyline.

Gilder Run is named after Richard Gilder, whose love of Central Park led to the founding of the Central Park Conservancy in 1980, and whose generosity has contributed immensely to the Park's miraculous transformation. Mr. Gilder has been a runner of the Reservoir running track for 40 years and has served as a leader on the Conservancy's Board of Trustees since its inception.

Dedicate a Paving Stone

Honor someone special with a paving stone in Central Park.

Dedicate A Paving Stone

Paving Stone Co-Chairs

  • Virginia Apple
  • Elyse Newhouse

Contact Information

For more information, contact us: 212-310-6617