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.
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 certificate indicating the gift.
A Special Thanks to our Playground Sponsors
Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr.
Amy and Brian France
Lin and Steve Jamison
Kristy and Jonathan Korngold
Margo M. Nederlander
Jenna and Paul Segal
The Heckscher Foundation for Children
Sharon and Tom Teles
Whitney Mogavero / Elizabeth and Manny Villar