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

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

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


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

Chess & Checkers House Group Reservation Request Form

Dana Discovery Center Group Reservation Request Form

Pitch In, Pick Up


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


Contact Information