Community United to Protect Theodore Roosevelt Park was established in 2016 after the American Museum of Natural History released plans for the Gilder Center building expansion into the park that significantly reduced public green space and threatened the community-centered character of the neighborhood.Make Theodore Roosevelt Park a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City trip planner .
Since then long-time residents and relative newcomers alike have banded together to pursue our guiding mission of protecting every square inch of public parkland from private development.
We have never wavered from our goal. Our rallying cry is, "Not one tree and not one teaspoon of dirt shall leave our park in the museum's expansion!"
The museum’s proposal calls for an extensive and enormous project. Recommendations made by our members who are architects, builders, landscape designers, physicians, and educators that would meet the museums objectives without devastating the park have fallen on deaf ears.
We respect the museum’s contributions to scientific knowledge and education, but we will not trade our beloved park – a precious resource and treasured landmark in it’s own right – for a glossy, brochure-ready building.
Theodore Roosevelt Park is a place where children learn to ride bikes, neighbors talk under the soaring trees, and dogs play. Its sidewalks have been marked with the chalk drawings of future artists, its gardens a shelter for birds, and people have rested on its graceful benches for generations. It cannot be replaced or recreated once the cement is poured and the steel girders go up.
Please join us to save our park!
Theodore Roosevelt Park Reviews
Parque no entorno do Museu de História Natural tem monumento para Alfred Nobel. Belo gramado e passeio pavimentado more »Park surrounding the Natural History Museum has monument to Alfred Nobel. Beautiful lawn and paved sidewalk
E' il parco che si sviluppa attorno al museo. Non l'ho trovato molto interessante, anche perchè il museo in sè esaurisce ogni energia. Secondo me non ha molta rilevanza. Di fronte abbiamo pur sempre i... more »It is the park that develops around the museum. I did not find it very interesting, also because the museum itself depletes all energy. I don't think it's very important. In front we still have the great and much more interesting Central Park.
An oasis, in a middle of the "concrete jungle". Great place for seating by the water or just walking around but does gets crowded especially on warm days. Usually a few food carts around if you need water or a quick bite to eat. Friendly squirrels will be happy to trade a picture for a fancy treat.
Actually, we went to the museum of natural history, within the park. The museum, by far, was one of the most amazing places I have EVER been to. It really does make you appreciate history, how small we are, and how cool this planet really is!! Looking forward to when our planet is made new again. Isaiah 11:6-9
Places to stay near Theodore Roosevelt Park
Plan your trip to New York City
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
View all >
View all >
Parks in New York City
Nearby attractions in New York City
Plans to Theodore Roosevelt Park by other users
15 days in New York City BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New York City BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 56 days in New York City BY A USER FROM INDIA June, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in New York City BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium