Gilder Run

Leave a lasting mark in Central Park with a personalized granite paving stone on Gilder Run.

A paving stone on Gilder Run (on the path leading to Bridge No. 24 at the southeast corner of the Reservoir) 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.

Gilder Run


How do I obtain a Gilder Run Paving Stone?

For a donation of $3,500, the Central Park Conservancy will recognize your gift with a personalized granite paving stone. When you’re ready to donate, please email [email protected]. Our staff will confirm your donation and assist you in confirming the engraving for your paving stone. After you approve a draft, we will move your paving stone to production.

What are the limitations to what I can include on the paving stone?

Inscriptions may be up to 15 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation) and up to four lines. We cannot include special characters, and all text will be engraved in capital letters.

How long does it take to install the paving stone?

Once a draft is approved, it takes approximately six to seven months for granite paving stone to be produced, delivered, and installed. You will be notified when the paving stone is installed. If you need something immediate to present to the honoree, we are happy to provide you with a printed certificate.

May I choose the location where the paving stone will be installed?

Paving stones are installed as they arrive. You are unable to select a designated location for installation.

Paving Stone Co-Chairs

Shirin Christoffersen
Heather McAuliffe


For more information, including how to fundraise with friends and family to install a paving stone, please email [email protected].

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