The Park Needs Us

Central Park is a beautiful respite from the pace and pressures of city life, a shared backyard for New Yorkers, an oasis of green in the middle of Manhattan. But it takes expert, intentional work by the Central Park Conservancy to keep it this way.

Everything that we do—from maintaining sustainable landscapes and addressing complex restoration projects to engaging with millions of visitors—relies on the powerful collaboration between our staff, volunteers, and supporters. We cannot do this work without the thousands of Park-lovers who get involved.

The community propels our work and allows us to keep Central Park healthy and an accessible, welcoming space for all. The Park needs us—all of us—in order to serve the City’s diverse neighborhoods and bring the serenity of nature to a bustling metropolis.

A squirrel in Central Park looking directly at the camera

The number-one way you can keep the Park clean and green

Conservancy staff collects trash 365 days a year, but we need your help. Please carry out what you carry into the Park, including any garbage or recyclables.

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