Central New York Conservancy

F.T. Proctor Park

The Central New York Conservancy’s mission is to beautify and maintain Utica’s Olmsted-designed parks. CNYC was founded as a New York not-for-profit corporation on June 13, 2002. Since its inception, the Conservancy’s mission has included comprehensive analysis and research of and site restoration in Utica, New York’s parks system. The Conservancy promotes healthy, sustainable, public green spaces. It advocates for integrated design and management plans that marry the interests of public users with the health and future of the landscape and community.

The Conservancy’s plans each spring/summer season focus on defining and developing priorities for restoring and preserving at-risk public spaces; developing plans for design, restoration, preservation and beautification of urban green spaces; and articulating maintenance and management goals for designated priority sites within Utica’s Olmsted-designed parks and green spaces.


    Roscoe Conkling Park by Matt Ossowski

    F.T. Proctor Park


The Olmsted Network

Our organization works with partners across the globe to champion Olmsted parks and places.