At 843 acres, there's a lot that goes into maintaining New York City's "backyard" everyday. The Central Park Conservancy's dedicated staff keeps the Park lush and vibrant, but can benefit from your help, too. The “Pitch In, Pick Up” volunteer program makes it easier than ever. Just stop by one of the Conservancy's visitor centers, sign out a volunteer name-tag, choose either a trash-grabber or sweeper then pitch in by helping pick up litter. Drop by one of these visitor centers to get a jump on cleaning in Central Park! Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Belvedere CastleChess and Checkers House, North Meadow Recreation Center.