Playground Partners

Playground Partners is a program of the Women’s Committee, geared toward families with children 10 and under, whose mission 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 community support.

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 toward 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 as 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 583 Park Avenue. 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 is a Playground Partners fundraiser that replaces fresh, clean sand for playground sandboxes. For your symbolic minimum donation of $25 you or the person you are honoring will receive an ecard certificate indicating the gift with a custom message.

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Become a Member

Dedicated to maintaining the quality and cleanliness of Central Park's playgrounds, this group raises funds specifically for the Park's 21 playgrounds.

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Membership Levels

Playground Chairman’s Circle


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Playground Sponsor


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Playground Steward


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Playground Caretaker


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Dual Patron Membership


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Playground Enthusiast


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Playground Advocate


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Playground Partner Chairs

  • Katherine Birch
  • Samantha Topping Gellert

A Special Thanks to Our Playground Sponsors

  • Lawrence T. Babbio Jr.
  • Amy and Brian France
  • Lin and Steve Jamison
  • Kristy and Jonathan Korngold
  • Nancy McCormick
  • Margo M. Nederlander
  • Jenna and Paul Segal
  • The Heckscher Foundation for Children
  • Sharon and Tom Teles
  • The Mogavero and Villar Families

A program of the Women's Committee

Contact Information

For more information, contact: or 212-310-6655