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Playground Committee

HELP US SUPPORT THE PARK'S PLAYGROUNDS AND FAMILY PROGRAMS!

The Friends of Hudson River Park Playground Committee, a first of its kind, is a group of parents working to promote and support everything Hudson River Park has to offer, especially as it relates to children. By raising awareness and advocating for the Park, it provides families with young children with a new way to become involved.

The Playground Committee works to gather support from the local community and raise funds for:

PLAY AREAS: The Park’s innovative Play Areas provide safe and imaginative environments for exercising, playing and making friends. Funds help renovate, maintain and care for the playgrounds, a top priority for Park staff. Ongoing repairs are continual due to regular wear and tear from enthusiastic and rigorous play, and major renovations are needed on each Playground about every 10 years.

SPORTS: Our Park is home to some of the most heavily used recreational fields in Manhattan, accommodating a wide variety of sports, including soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby and baseball. Support for resurfacing tennis courts, repairing turf, replacing basketball nets, reseeding fields and carrying out all the other required maintenance will ensure that our children and families enjoy the proper grounds and equipment to practice their sport.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Whether it is providing educational school field trips, summer camp sessions or enrichment activities for children, the Park’s fun and hands-on learning experiences transform our mission of environmental stewardship into a community affair. The Committee’s funds help fulfill our mission to educate children and family on the rich history, ecology and wildlife in our nearly 550-acre back yard.

EVENTS: Providing a wide range of free or low-cost recreational programs and events throughout the year, especially for children, has always stood amongst the Park’s proud achievements. Funds help to pay for staff, tents, equipment and the remarkably talented artists and educators who bring joy to so many children and families each year.

The Park receives no government funds for its operations, maintenance or programming, which are instead supported by limited revenues generated from within the Park and private donations. Making a gift to the Park’s Playground Committee ensures our children have a fun and safe experience at the Park.

 

If you are interested in making a leadership gift or require any assistance with your donation, please contact us at 212-757-0981 x728, or playgrounds@fohrp.org

Checks, payable to Friends of Hudson River Park, may be sent to:

Friends of Hudson River Park
305 7th Avenue, 12th Flr
New York, NY 10001

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Jessica Aaron
Katie Pozycki Alonso
Kimberly Anast
Jasmine Barr
Jill Bouquard
Kristin Cederholm
Shelby Cinelli
Jessica Contrastano-Rahn
Elizabeth Cox
Coral Dawson
Claudine De Niro
Rebecca Dixon
Bethany D’Meza
Kerianne Flynn
Amanda Frank
Jocelyn Gailliot
Dara Godfrey
Sarah Godshaw
Tracy Goodwin
Emily Lange Heitner
Alexis Herron
Amy Howard
Shabrina Jivraj-Kara
Catherine Juracich
Elizabeth Keating
Julie Hackler King
Ashley Kirkham
Rebekah Klipper
Deepa Kumaraiah
Alexis Litman
Robin Lockwood
Sara Maggio
Alison Marsh
Heather McDowell
Elizabeth McNellis
Madelyn Mejia
Jocelyn Laporte Moodie
Janie Carlton Myers
Lauren Silverstein Netter
Jessica Ogilvie
Marlaine Olinick
Allison O'Neill
Amy Pack
Lisa Pensabene
Kim Pillemer
Shannon Portell
Meriwether Powell
Britt Power
Whitney Ranson
Amber Roberts
Faith Rosen
Katherine Salyi
Joy Semple Sanchez-Mejorada
Blair Scheuer
Naomi Schoenkin
Megan Walsh Shaoul
Morgan Shara
Megan Sheetz
Melanie Sankel Shorenstein
Randi Sidikaro
Erin Silvers
Jessica Stark
Katie Vanpelt Stein
Robin Stein
Bridget Streicker
Lindsay Van Zandt
Jenny Vorhoff
Christine Walsdorf
Greg Wasserman
Melissa Wasserman
Tracy Weiner
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