Who We Are
The Highland Park Conservancy was founded in 1994 by a group of citizens interested in promoting the public understanding of and appreciation for the value of Highland Park, and to ensure the preservation of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park landscape.
Today, the Conservancy works in partnership with Monroe County to provide stewardship for Highland, the premier park in Rochester's park system. We are the official 501(c)3 not-for-profit volunteer organization established to preserve the Park's unique heritage and to promote its vast horticultural, educational, and recreational resources. We support sound planning and management of the Park, and work towards restoration of critical design elements that have disappeared from the Park's landscape. Our volunteers conduct tours and offer educational events which are free and open to the public.