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Playground Partners

Playground Partners is a program of the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy that is geared towards families with children 10 and under. The mission of the 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.

Joining as a Playground Partners member 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 host two annual fundraising events, the Winter Luncheon and the Annual Family Party. The Winter Luncheon features a cocktail hour, guest speaker, and lunch at New York City’s iconic Rainbow Room. The Annual Family Party, which is held each May in Central Park’s Heckscher Playground, boasts a vast array of family-friendly activities, games, and performances.

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.

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Ranika Cohen
Shana Gary

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

Pounds for Play: The Newest Way to Support Central Park's Playgrounds

Honor someone special by supporting Central Park's playgrounds! With a minimum donation of $25, the Conservancy will add new sand to playground sandboxes. The person you are honoring will receive an ecard or mailed certificate indicating the gift.

A Special Thanks to our Playground Sponsors
A Local Family
Sheri Lee Babbio
William and Annabelle Birch
Ranika and Ruben Cohen
Shana and Hunter Gary
Heckscher Foundation for Children
Lin and Steve Jamison
Kristy and Jonathan Korngold
The McCormick Vella Family
Jennifer Mermel, BTIG
New York Community Trust Wallace Special Projects Fund
The Segal Family
The Rose Family

  • Committee
    Mary Beth Adelson
    Jennifer Argenti
    Talene Baroyan
    Katherine Birch
    Hana Warner Bitton
    Anne Black
    Paige Boller
    Claire Capello
    Ashley Carlson
    Shirin Christoffersen
    Sana Clegg
    Austen Cruz
    Megan del Valle
    Lesley Dryden
    Kristen Durkin
    Adelina Wong Ettelson
    Jennifer Evans
    Teri Friedman
    Shana Gary
    Samantha Topping Gellert
    Joni Grossman
    Laura Heintz
    Stephanie Hessler
    Ashley Tripplehorn Hunt
    Lin Jamison
    Sarah Johnson
    Erica Juneja
    Jackie Keber
    Lauren Kenny
    Kim Klimczak
  • Kristy Korngold
    Sarah Kurita
    Kathy Landy
    Susan Lazarus
    Lara Marcon
    Michelle Marra
    Heather McAuliffe
    Nancy McCormick
    Taylor McKenzie-Jackson
    Emily McLellan
    Jennifer Mermel
    Christy Kennedy Messina
    Whitney Mogavero
    Ellen Offutt
    Jessica Oliver
    Kathryn Pickett
    Heather Rhatigan
    Susannah Rose
    Jill Ross
    Anna Kennedy Safir
    Tina Storper
    Alison Strong
    Begum Bengu Taft
    Margot Takian
    Amy Tarr
    Sharon Teles
    Elizabeth Villar
    Melissa Vlak
    Rosalind Wholey
    Aimee Yoon
    Nanar Yoseloff
  • Past Chairmen
    Suzanne Cochran
    Paige Hardy*
    Carol Herring
    Kim Klimczak
    Nyssa Kourakos
    Sarah Kurita
    Kamie Lightburn
    Michelle Marra
    Gillian Miniter
    Yesim Philip
    Jennifer Rich
    Sharon Teles