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Playground Partners

The mission of Central Park Playground Partners is to maintain the quality and cleanliness of Central Park’s 21 playgrounds. Our playgrounds embody the highest standards of safety, innovation, and creativity, but these standards cannot be sustained without donations like yours. Being a Playground Partner is a wonderful way to directly engage in your community of families and neighbors. We seek to promote stewardship and environmentalism throughout the Park, bringing unique opportunities for camaraderie and friendship for you and your children. The funds we receive go directly towards the preservation, care, and daily inspection of these cherished play spaces. With your generosity, our Playgrounds can continue to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations of children and be an essential part of a healthy childhood for all families living in New York City.

The Playground Partners of the Women’s Committee of Central Park Conservancy hosts its Annual Family Party at Heckscher Playground, inside the Park at Central Park South and 7th Avenue, each May. The event is a family-friendly fundraiser with activities geared toward children six months to 10 years of age.

PGP TOTS is a subcommittee of the Playground Partners specifically for moms with children zero to three years old. PGP TOTS offers moms the opportunity to network, share resources, and discover all that Central Park has to offer its youngest visitors through informal gatherings such as play dates, stroller walks, and informational lectures.

Women's Committee

Ranika Cohen
Shana Gary



For more information about Playground Partners and/or PGP TOTS, please call 212.310.6655 or email playgrounds@centralparknyc.org

A Special Thanks to our Playground Sponsors (as of May 1, 2016)
Sheri Babbio
Lin and Steve Jamison
Kristy and Jonathan Korngold
Nancy McCormick
New York Community Trust Wallace Special Projects Fund
Elena and Scott Shleifer

  • Subcommittee Chairmen
    Anne Black
    Shirin Christoffersen
    Sana Clegg
    Laura Heintz
    Jackie Keber
    Lauren Kenny
    Kathleen Landy
    Paige Boller Malik
    Lara Marcon
    Heather McAuliffe
    Emily McLellan
    Jennifer Thompson Mermel
    Whitney Mogavero
    Jill Ross
    Carey Rutkoske
    Tina Storper
    Alison Strong
    Margot Takian
    Aimee Yoon
    Nanar Yoseloff
  • Committee
    Mary Beth Adelson
    Jennifer Argenti
  • Suzy Biszantz
    Hana Warner Bitton
    Margit S. Bluestein
    Claire Capello
    Judy Collins
    Lesley Dryden
    Adelina Wong Ettelson
    Jennifer Evans
    Shana Gary
    Samantha Topping Gellert
    Joni Grossman
    Erica Juneja
    Kristy Korngold
    Nyssa Kourakos
    Sarah Kurita
    Susan Lazarus
    Molly Hover McCooey
    Nancy McCormick
    Christy Messina
    Ellen Offutt
    Valerie Ohrstrom
    Jessica Oliver
  • Mary Karen O'Shaughnessy
    Rema Parachini
    Kate Pickett
    Heather Rhatigan
    Anna Kennedy Safir
    Begum Taft
    Amy Tarr
    Sharon Teles
    Elizabeth Villar
    Melissa Vlak
    Rosalind Wholey
    Annie Zheng
  • Past Chairmen
    Suzanne Cochran
    Carol Herring
    Nyssa Kourakos
    Sarah Kurita
    Kamie Lightburn
    Gillian Miniter
    Yesim Philip
    Jennifer Rich
    Sharon Teles