Preservation & Environment
National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation, working closely with the National Park Service, is dedicated to preserving natural, historic, and culturally signifi...
Spanning over 840 acres, Central Park is an essential public space in the heart of Manhattan. Welcoming over 42 million visitors each year, the park is truly an urban oasis. Chartered in 1858 to address the recreational needs of the growing city, Central Park offered an escape from the stress of city life. Designed by Frederik Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux to include lawns, brooks, and woodlands, the Park today hosts concerts, plays, rallies, and other events, with additional features including sports fields, skating rinks, and more.
The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to preserve Central Park as a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Conservancy tends to every aspect of the park including horticultural needs, visitor services, architectural management, and more. The Conservancy also provides an impact outside of the park, offering community engagement programs in all five boroughs. Through their dedication to the environment, the economy, and the people, the Central Park Conservancy ensures the future of the park for all to enjoy.
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