Articles by Douglas Blonsky

About Douglas Blonsky

Douglas Blonsky is the President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy and the Central Park Administrator. He has been with the Conservancy since 1985 and now oversees a staff of more than 350 and over 3,000 volunteers. Mr. Blonsky has been directly responsible for the effective management of nearly $1 billion of restoration projects, including many that have received prestigious design awards.

Replicable and Scalable Urban Park Management

The Central Park Conservancy was instrumental in saving Central Park. In fact, our P4 model has been emulated in hundreds of other parks ― showing that our restoration and management successes are replicable and scalable by other urban park professionals caring for green spaces around the country and beyond.

So when asked, “How do you do it? How do you keep Central Park so beautiful and inviting?” the scalable and replicable answer that we give to everybody is a 3-step framework: Restore, manage, and engage. From day one of the Central Park Conservancy, our logic model has been built on the belief and experience that if we restored Central Park, managed it, and engaged the public in its use and care, it would become (and remain) a vital part of New York City life. It worked here, and we’re confident it can help parks everywhere.