Our work to restore the Park’s perimeter is addressing pavement conditions, improving accessibility, and replacing existing benches and lost trees.
Most of the Park’s six-mile perimeter has not be restored since the sidewalks and tree margins were paved in the existing patterns in the 1930s to 1940s. The Conservancy’s work includes replacing the central walkway’s hexagonal asphalt block pavers, resetting the granite block in the tree margins that flank the walkway, replacing existing pavements at bus stops with accessible granite block pavers, reconstructing existing curbs and pedestrian ramps, and replacing existing benches in their original pattern, which has been altered over time. Gaps between the trees that flank the sidewalk are being filled in with new trees as work continues.
The Conservancy has completed perimeter work from West 60th to West 62nd Street, East 60th to East 65th Street, and West 86th to West 90th Street. Work is currently underway from East 85th to East 90th Street.
Restoring Central Park is a collaborative effort. Our team of historians, planners, landscape architects, and architects work in partnership with the public to preserve the Park’s original ideals while enhancing the experience for today’s visitors.Learn More