Central Park is New York City’s backyard—and it needs all who visit to get involved in its care. The Central Park Conservancy cares for the Park but our work wouldn’t be possible without your help. Your donations, membership, and help in caring for the Park, ensure it remains a vital public treasure and thriving habitat.
Discover Something New in the Park
GuideTake a tour of these can’t-miss locations in the Park, curated by Conservancy staff.
VideoPlan your next coffee break with a stroll around the beautiful Pond.
NatureDiscover how to spot and appreciate the winged wonders of Central Park.
Daily ActivitiesGet our Conservancy-approved guide to the best picnic places in the Park.
Tags: Families / Tips for Visiting / All Ages / Nature Lovers
Things You Can Do Today
Supporting Central Park doesn’t need to be complicated or costly. Small actions you take on each visit can make a big difference. Here are three ways to do your part.
Carry in, carry out
While there are hundreds of waste and recycling containers throughout the Park, the best way to keep this shared space clean is to carry out any trash that you carry in and dispose of it at home.
Help take care of the wildlife in the Park by never feeding or approaching a wild animal.
Share the Drive
Run, walk, cycle, but be mindful of other Park users so we can all enjoy the roads safely together.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
The Park needs us, and we need the Park! What is it about Central Park that you need the most? Let us know with the hashtag #TheParkNeedsUs and we'll feature it on our social channels. You can also share your story by submitting it here.