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

Honorary Chairman
Suzanne Cochran

Kimberly Klimczak
Michelle Marra

Vice Chairmen
Ranika Cohen



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

A Special Thanks to our Playground Sponsors (as of July 1, 2015)
Sheri Babbio
Megan Kearney and Paul Enright
Margaret and Daniel Loeb
Nancy McCormick
New York Community Trust Wallace Special Projects Fund
Alexandra and Alex Robertson
Sharon and Tom Teles

  • Subcommittee Chairmen
    Anne Black
    Shirin Christoffersen
    Sana Clegg
    Lauren Kenny
    Kathleen Landy
    Paige Boller Malik
    Lara Marcon
    Emily McLellan
    Jill Ross
    Katie Ryser
    Tina Storper
    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
  • Janet Francis
    Shana Gary
    Samantha Topping Gellert
    Joni Grossman
    Paige Hardy
    Laura Heintz
    Kimberley Sanderson Hutfilz
    Cena Jackson
    Erica Juneja
    Jackie Keber
    Kristy Korngold
    Nyssa Kourakos
    Sarah Kurita
    Heather McAuliffe
    Molly Hover McCooey
    Nancy McCormick
    Sarah McGee
    Jennifer Mermel
    Christy Messina
    Whitney Mogavero
    Ellen Offutt
    Valerie Ohrstrom
    Jessica Oliver
    Mary Karen O’Shaughnessy
  • Rema Parachini
    Kate Pickett
    Heather Rhatigan
    Anna Kennedy Safir
    Kelly Sidley
    Alison Strong
    Margot Takian
    Amy Tarr
    Sharon Teles
    Elizabeth Villar
    Melissa Vlak
    Rosalind Wholey
    Aimee Yoon
    Annie Zheng
  • Past Chairmen
    Paige Hardy
    Carol Herring
    Nyssa Kourakos
    Sarah Kurita
    Kamie Lightburn
    Gillian Miniter
    Yesim Philip
    Jennifer Rich
    Sharon Teles