Pitch In, Pick Up

Volunteering with Pitch In, Pick Up is an easy and convenient way to help keep Central Park clean and beautiful.

Drop by any of the visitor centers below for a brief orientation, where you'll be given a trash grabber, gloves, and garbage bag for litter. How long you choose to volunteer on each visit is completely up to your schedule!

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Inside Central Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
347-443-0656

Chess & Checkers House
Mid-Park at 64th Street
10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
646-254-2147

North Meadow Recreation Center
Mid-Park at 97th Street
10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
212-348-4867

Please note: Visitor Centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Qualifications

School groups (kindergarten through 12th grade only) of 30 or fewer may participate in this program at the Chess & Checkers House or at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Advance registration for school groups is required. Please use our online Group Reservation Request Forms:

Chess & Checkers House Group Reservation Request Form
North Meadow Recreation Center Group Reservation Request Form

Pitch In, Pick Up

When

Daily; the last session begins at 3:00 pm.

Age Requirements

Minors may participate only if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You must show a valid form of ID when you arrive and fill out a waiver form.

Maximum Volunteers

Individuals and families of five or fewer may participate in this program.

Group Opportunity

Yes

Contact Information

volunteer@centralparknyc.org