The New Golden Age of Urban Parks Philanthropy (And Its Controversies)

Private funding is pouring into parks lately, and not everyone is happy about it. Regardless, cities are putting together creative projects with massive backing from wealthy donors, and it’s not all happening where you might expect. 

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Meet the Controversial Hedge Fund Billionaire Who Made an Unprecedented $100 Million Gift to Central Park

John Paulson has played the role of hero and villain to New York City. But however his legacy shakes out, he will no doubt add hero to Central Park to that track record, after making a record-breaking $100 million gift to the park in October.

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