Mission & Vision



The mission of the Elizabeth Park Conservancy is to steward and sustain Elizabeth Park as a unique horticultural urban oasis for all, with America’s oldest public rose garden as its centerpiece, for the enjoyment and wellbeing of current and future generations.


Elizabeth Park Conservancy will sustain and elevate the Park’s status as a significant national landmark with the oldest public rose garden. Elizabeth Park is more than a park. It is a unique urban oasis with an unparalleled blend of natural, horticultural, historical, educational, recreational, cultural, social, and economic assets. By connecting diverse communities, Elizabeth Park makes our individual lives healthier, our neighborhoods more vibrant, and our region more competitive. Elizabeth Park Conservancy is the steward of this legacy.