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The Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee raises funds in support of everything Hudson River Park has to offer, especially as it relates to children, and opportunities to learn, play and grow. That includes support for the Park’s playgrounds, sports fields, environmental education opportunities, family programs.

Your membership gift to the Park’s Playground Committee ensures that our children and families have fun, safe and meaningful experiences in Hudson River Park throughout the year and for generations to come.

Show your support for the Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee

With your $2,500 annual membership, benefits include:

  • A Park-level ticket to the Annual Playground Committee Luncheon
  • Invitation to the Summer Hamptons Social event
  • Special invitations to in-Park community events and activations

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

Playground Committee Leadership

Current Co-Presidents
Wendy Amsterdam
Jenny Miller Dutton
Jill Simpson

President’s Club (Immediate Past Leadership)
Catherine Juracich – President (2014-17)
Lauren S. Netter – President (2017-19)
Bethany D’Meza – Vice President (2017-19)
Rebekah Klipper – Co-President (2020-2023)
Sarah Lambert – Co-President (2020-2023)

Playground Committee Members

Wendy Amsterdam
Sarah Barnett
Lindsay Blank
Taryn Blank
Natasha Caronna
Teresa Casal
Kristin Cederholm
Katy Daly
Carly Suber Doran
Jenny Miller Dutton
Kerianne Flynn
Jyoti Folch-Berman
Alexandra Frankel
Shelly Clippard Gagnon
Leigh Harlan
Emily Heitner
Alexis Herron
Catherine Juracich
Saira Kathpalia
Angelique Kauffman
Courtney Klipper
Rebekah Klipper
Laura Krey
Vinnie Kumar
Sarah Lambert
Hayan Lee
Meryl Levin
Arti Mattu
Elizabeth McNellis
Ana Meier
Eileen Michael
Anni Muir
Lauren Nanna
Krista Nickols
Jessica Ogilvie
Shiloh Place
Shannon Portell
Britt Power
Parisa Sahay
Lauren Salem
Haley Schwartz
Megan Walsh Shaoul
Amy Shen
Mei-Li da Silva Vint
Jillian Simon
Jillian Simpson
Mignonne Smith
Caroline Bliss Spencer
Megan Stackhouse
Janna Stern
Zara Tisch
Elle Wang
Melissa Wasserman

Honorary Members
Nell Diamond
Lydia Fenet
Jenna Bush Hager
Chau Prutting
Jenny Mollen
Emilia Bechrakis Serhant