Institute for Urban Parks

Since its earliest days, the Conservancy has provided critical assistance and support to parks throughout New York City and across the globe.

The Central Park Conservancy Institute for Urban Parks, founded in 2013, draws on the Conservancy’s history and expertise as a leader in the field of urban park management and public-private park partnerships to empower, inform, connect, and celebrate the individuals and organizations that care for urban parks so that all urban park organizations have the knowledge, leadership, connections, and capacity to create, maintain, and support great public spaces.

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Support for the Institute for Urban Parks is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Carson, Charina Endowment Fund, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, Nadine & Michael Grobstein, The JPB Foundation, Ralph & Ricky Lauren, Ira & Susan Millstein, Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, Sarah Peter, and The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.

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Meet the Institute

The Institute’s team brings a combination of nonprofit expertise and experience—in park management, design, philanthropy, facilitation, and evaluation—through our work to support park professionals and the care of urban parks in New York City and around the country.