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, the third Wednesday of 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

Honorary Chairman
Suzanne Cochran

Paige Hardy
Sarah Kurita



For more information about Playground Partners and/or PGP TOTS, please call 212.310.6655 or email

A Special Thanks to our 2014 Playground Sponsors as of July 7, 2014
Kirsty and Jonathan Korngold
Daniel Loeb and Margaret Munzer Loeb in memory of Stephen Munzer
The McCormick Vella Family
New York Community Trust – Wallace Special Projects Fund
Meagan and Jerry Ouderkirk
Alexandra and Alex Robertson
Meredith and Theodore Segal
The Segal Family
Elena and Scott Shleifer
The Slayton Family Foundation
Sharon and Tom Teles

Subcommittee Chairmen
  • Mary Beth Adelson
  • Amy Beal
  • Suzy Biszantz
  • Berry Bloomingdale
  • Sarah Britton
  • Katie Boes Calacci
  • Shirin Christoffersen
  • Ashley Christopher
  • Ranika Cohen
  • Jennifer Evans
  • Clarita Fodor
  • Samantha Topping Gellert
  • Kimberley Sanderson Hutfilz
  • Cena Jackson
  • Paige Boller Malik
  • Lara Marcon
  • Nancy McCormick
  • Sarah McGee
  • Eby McKay
  • Ellen Offutt
  • Jessica Oliver
  • Kathryn O’Neal-Dunham
  • Rema Parachini
  • Michelle Marra Rizos
  • Jill Ross
  • Alison Strong
  • Amy Tarr
  • Caroline Traugott
  • Mary Vertin
  • Melissa Vlak
  • Amanda Waldron
  • Ashley Wotiz
  • Liz Victory Anderson
  • Jennifer Argenti
  • Cristina Arnau
  • Margit S. Bluestein
  • Aileen Bruner
  • Claire Capello
  • Tate Barker Cicala
  • Judy Collins
  • Lesley Dryden
  • Adelina Wong Ettelson
  • Angelique Marcil Famulak
  • Kelly Gannon
  • Shana Gary
  • Aryn Grossman
  • Epo In-Manning
  • Erica Juneja
  • Tori Greenleaf Kempner
  • Kim Klimczak
  • Kristy Korngold
  • Nyssa Kourakos
  • Sarah Bennison Machiels
  • Molly McCooey
  • Emily McEllan
  • Whitney Mogavero
  • Mary Kathryn Navab
  • Dara O’Hara
  • Mary Karen O’Shaughnessy
  • Valerie Ohrstrom
  • Yesim Philip
  • Kate Pickett
  • Katie Ryser
  • Anna Kennedy Safir
  • Amy Schrader
  • Kelly Sidley
  • Laine Siklos
  • Michelle Smith
  • Begum Taft
  • Margot Takian
  • Sharon Teles
  • Mary Van Pelt
  • Elizabeth Villar
  • Rosalind Wholey
  • Yliana Yepez
  • Nanar Yoseloff
  • Annie Zheng