New York’s Central Park is one of the greatest urban parks in the world. First established in 1857, under the direction of architects Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, this 843-acre greenspace became a welcome refuge for a city growing at an unprecedented pace. Today, this huge park is Manhattan’s year-round playground, where the throngs come for quiet reprieve from the constant hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.
Occupy Central Park exists to encourage the public enjoyment and appreciation of our city’s best public park space. Whether you take a picnic to Sheep Meadow or brave jogging here in the dead of winter, one step in Central Park and you’ll realize the magic of this beloved haven. There’s no shortage of entertainment in the park – from ice skating in the winter months to paddling the lake during the heat of summer to relaxing on a park bench as you admire the changing foliage ushered in by fall. Here, everyone is welcome to come and enjoy. As your appreciation for our beloved park grows, we invite you to join us in our conservation and clean-up efforts. Periodically, our group of volunteers organizes trash pick-up days to keep Central Park beautiful and trash-free. Connect with us on social media or send us a message, we’d love to hear from you!