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.
A Special Thanks to our Playground Sponsors (as of May 1, 2016)
Lin and Steve Jamison
Kristy and Jonathan Korngold
New York Community Trust Wallace Special Projects Fund
Elena and Scott Shleifer
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
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
Paige Hardy* Carol Herring Nyssa Kourakos Sarah Kurita Kamie Lightburn Gillian Miniter Yesim Philip Jennifer Rich Sharon Teles