The Central Park Conservancy Needs Your Help

Be Part Of Your Park
December 1, 2007 9:05:09 AM PST
The Central Park Conservancy and Eyewitness News have teamed up to celebrate Central Park. And we want you to take part!Many New Yorkers do not realize that since its inception in 1980, the Central Park Conservancy has been responsible for the restoration of major landscapes like the Great Lawn, North Meadow, and Bethesda Terrace. Under a contract with the City of New York, the Conservancy maintains the Park on a daily basis.

It has raised over $300 million from private sources for capital projects and raises an additional $23 million every year to care for the Park. The City contributes 15 percent of the Conservancy's annual budget.

The remainder is raised from private citizens who become members of the Conservancy, volunteer their time or participate in a variety of ways to help keep the Park beautiful for the 25 million people who visit it every year.

Your support will help the Conservancy restore, preserve, and maintain Central Park as a beautiful place for leisure, recreation, and the love of nature.

  • Click here to support the Conservancy!
  • Central Park, with its 26,000 trees, is the heart and lungs of New York City. And now, you can endow a tree.

    Starting with a $5,000 endowment, you can support the Tree Trust's efforts to keep Central Park planted with breathtaking trees. Your donation makes it possible for the Central Park Conservancy to care for its existing trees as well as to plant new ones.

  • Click here to endow a tree
  • You will receive a Tree Trust pin, a photograph of the tree, a certificate of endowment and a map showing the exact location of the tree. A walkway paving stone will be engraved with the proper name of the endowed tree, the year of endowment and your name. All of the paving stones are located at the southern end of Literary Walk near the Olmsted Flower Bed

    The Central Park Conservancy is a private not-for-profit organization that manages Central Park under a contract with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.