In a new effort to earn donations and volunteer assistance, the Central Park Conservancy has partnered with a number of popular celebrities who’ve done some catchy voice-overs to represent different park attractions and highlights.
Whoopi Goldberg portrays Belvedere Castle and a tulip; Hank Azaria plays the Great Lawn and the Ramble; Josh Gad performs as Shakespeare Garden and Kristen Bell pretends to be a squirrel.
“It’s a fun approach with a serious message: New Yorkers need the Park, and the Park needs us – all of us – to keep it clean and green,” a Central Park Conservancy spokesperson said.
Additional celebrities involved include Wu Han (as a turtle), Eduardo Vilaro (as the Pond) and Patricia Clarkson (as the Bow Bridge).
In February of this year, the Central Park Conservancy announced that it was facing a $10 million deficit for the first time in its 40 year history, launching the “Essential Central Park Fund.”
The Conservancy now appears to be getting a bit more creative.
Learn more about the new initiative here.