Public Spaces/Private Money

The Triumphs and Pitfalls of Urban Park Conservancies

Southwest corner of Central ParkPhoto credit: Ed Yourdon via Wikimedia Commons

This study explores city park conservancies--private organizations that utilize donations to rebuild, refurbish, and even maintain some of their most iconic parks. The study uses examples and experiences from 41 organizations across the country that have a collective experience record of nearly 750 years.