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Pier 26 Science Play Area Capital Campaign

Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 Science Play Area Capital Campaign has raised $3.5M to fund the construction of a marine science-focused play area, featuring custom and interactive sculptural elements for children to learn, play and be inspired by wildlife and the Hudson River habitat.

Thanks to a historic $1.3 million Challenge Match by HRPK Friends Board Chair, Michael E. Novogratz, and the support of our community, we have reached our campaign goal. Your generosity has ensured that this one-of-a-kind play space will inspire the imaginations of NYC children.

We are still accepting donations for the Donor Wall. Please reach out to Eliza Kinsolving at ekinsolving@hudsonriverpark.org or 646-599-8793 about opportunities for a plaque in the name(s) of you, your family, your children or another loved one.

Designed by the award-winning OLIN, the specialized science-themed playground of over 4,000 square feet will serve as an outdoor extension of the environmental programming planned at the Hudson River Estuarium and the ecology-focused Pier 26. With construction planned to begin in 2022, the play area will feature larger-than-life play features in the forms of native and endangered Sturgeon species.

Thank you for supporting this exciting future play space in HRPK.

Capital Campaign Co-Chairs

Hunter Philbrick and Clementine Drackett
Haley and David Schwartz

Capital Campaign Supporters

Susanna B. Aaron
Leslie Abbey and Stephen Dietz
Yael Aflalo
Greg Agran
Alana Axelrod
Kyra Barry
Emma, Jeremiah & Zelda
Brookfield Properties Corporation
Peter L. Braus
Kristin Brauth
Kristin and Dedric Cederholm
Chelsea Piers
Jennifer Cohan
Tom Connolly
Andrew Darrell
Downtown United Soccer Club
Clementine Drackett and Hunter Philbrick
Mike Dunleavy
Ken, Tara, Julien & Calvin Dupuis
Grace Evans
The Fernandez-Aller Family
Sonya Fiske
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP/Andrew Colosimo
Joceyln Gailliot
Vivek Garipalli
Kimberly and Scott Goodwin
Google
Jon Halpern
Beth Hammack
Jennifer and Phillip Han
Walter Haydock
Emily and Douglas B. Heitner
David Heller
Sonia and Paul T. Jones
Gaurav Kapadia
Daniel Katz
Michael Kirchmann
Courtney Klipper
Nathaniel Klipper
Rebekah Klipper
Vinnie Kumar
Sarah and Sean Lambert
Scott M. Lawin
Meryl and Joseph Levin
Lucy Liu
Theo and Skyler Marks (Richard Crane)
David J. McCabe
Ana Meier
Vinay Menda
Maria and Gaetano Muzio
Krista Nickols
Niu-Swieskowski Family
Michael E. Novogratz
Anonymous
Gregory G. Olafson
George Olsen
Poses Family Foundation
Purvi Padia
Sarah Pearsall
The Related Companies
Izabella Rubin
Sarati & Eitan Rubin
RXR
Justin L. Sadrian
Sarah and Daniel Rueven Foundation
Haley and David Schwartz
Emilia and Ryan Serhant
Tamryn Shami
Kate and Rob Siegel
Simpkins Lee Family
Jill Simpson
Bob Steel
Janna and Michael L. Stern
Richard Tavoso
Diana L. Taylor
Terminal Warehouse
Zara and David Tisch
Ronald Treveloni
Nat Turner
Turner Construction Company
Damien Vanderwilt
Courtney and Robert Verdier
ViacomCBS
Román Viñoly
Jenny and Robbert Vorhoff
Jed D. Walentas
Warburg Pincus
Melissa and Greg Wasserman
Andrew, Amy and Fulton Westerdale
Rachel Wexler
Kristen and Daniel J. Williams