About Us

The Park needs us. Every purchase helps the Central Park Conservancy tend to all details of the Park’s maintenance and restoration so it remains clean and beautiful for all to enjoy.

Central Park is New York City’s 843-acre backyard, an essential space that welcomes over 42 million visitors annually. The City of New York has entrusted the Central Park Conservancy with the complete day-to-day care of this iconic public space, which requires dedicated expertise that we’ve honed during our more than 40-year history. Over 300 Conservancy employees tend to the Park’s complex maintenance, restoration, and architectural needs – from horticulture, tree and turf care, trash management, visitor services, and much more – resulting from massive use.

As the stewards of the Park, the Conservancy is committed to serving the public’s best interests and providing the oversight and expertise necessary to ensure that this world-class greenspace is accessible to all. Funded primarily by individual donations, we will raise and invest nearly $100 million for the Park’s care this year with the sole mission of protecting and improving Central Park in perpetuity.


Shop With Purpose at the Following Locations

Open daily 10am-5pm

Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets.

Belvedere Castle

Mid-Park at 79th Street.

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

East side at 110th Street.

Columbus Circle Information Kiosk

West 59th Street at Central Park West.

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life, enhancing the enjoyment and wellbeing of all.