CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY AND NEW YORK PARKS AND RECREATION
Boys & Girls Harbor and the Central Park Conservancy, Inc. are developing educational collaborations focused on environmental stewardship, while also strengthening the intellectual capacity of our program participants in the fields of health, math, science, biology, and literacy, to name a few. The close proximity of Central Park to the Harbor, as well as the location of our headquarters in the same building as the Conservancy’s education, volunteer, and visitors services departments, provides meaningful opportunities to collaborate with the Conservancy to develop teacher lesson plans, and take advantage of guided walking tours, service projects, and a variety of in-Park public programming. The Harbor annually distributes free Central Park Conservancy literature and educational materials to Harbor parents with the expected outcome of Central Park becoming an “outdoor anchor” within their community — to enjoy it, learn from it, and ultimately help steward Central Park as one of the most valuable resources in New York City.
The Harbor is planning for participation in the Parks Department’s Swim for Life program when the Heckscher Building pool and swim program re-opens, following a renovation in celebration of its 75th Anniversary year.