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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, this one-of-a-kind play space will inspire the imaginations of NYC children.

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. There is still time to add your, your family’s, or your child’s name to the donor wall in Hudson River Park by contributing at the $5,000 level or above (learn more in our Capital Campaign Brochure or reach out for more information).

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
Alana Axelrod
Emma, Jeremiah & Zelda
Brookfield Properties Corporation
Peter L. Braus
Kristin Brauth
Jennifer Cohan
Downtown United Soccer Club
Clementine Drackett and Hunter Philbrick
Mike Dunleavy
Grace Evans
The Fernandez-Aller Family
Joceyln Gailliot
Vivek Garipalli
Kimberly and Scott Goodwin
Jennifer and Phillip Han
Walter Haydock
Emily and Douglas B. Heitner
Sonia and Paul T. Jones
Gaurav Kapadia
Daniel Katz
Michael Kirchmann
Courtney Klipper
Nathaniel Klipper
Vinnie Kumar
Sarah Lambert
Scott M. Lawin
Meryl and Joseph Levin
Lucy Liu
David J. McCabe
Ana Meier
Niu-Swieskowski Family
Michael E. Novogratz
Anonymous
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
Simpkins Lee Family
Jill Simpson
Janna and Michael L. Stern
Diana L. Taylor
Zara and David Tisch
Nat Turner
Turner Construction Company
Robert Verdier
ViacomCBS
Román Viñoly
Jenny and Robbert Vorhoff
Jed D. Walentas
Warburg Pincus
Melissa and Greg Wasserman
Rachel Wexler
Kristen and Daniel J. Williams