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Causes: Environment, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: To restore, manage, and preserve central park, in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Programs: Design and construction in connection with the restoration of central park to the splendor as america's first foremost major urban public space. The conservancy has carried out a restoration management plan for the park, managed the capital restoration of much of the park's landscapes and facilities.

as an official manager of central park, the conservancy is responsible for the day to day maintenance operation of the park. Activities include: landscape maintenance, playground maintenance, tree care, turf care, and preservation of historic monuments. The conservancy has set new standards in excellence in park care. It has transformed central park into a model for urban parks worldwide. Helping other parks is a natural extension of the conservancy's core mission.

the conservancy's public programs take advantage of the invaluable resources in central park each year providing education, recreation, and volunteer programs that serve children, teenagers, adults, families, community organizations, and schools. In addition, the conservancy provides visitor services at the five centers in the park: charles a. Dana discovery center, north meadow recreation center, belvedere castle, dairy visitor center and gift shop, and chess and checkers house.

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