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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
Randi Asnas
Alana Axelrod
Sarah Barnett
Jennifer Baumgarten
Lindsay Blank
Taryn Blank
Lindsey C. Boylan
Stephanie Bruckner
Kerry Burke
Natasha Caronna
Teresa Casal
Kristin Cederholm
Katy Daly
Valerie Doherty
Carly Suber Doran
Jenny Miller Dutton
Kerianne Flynn
Jyoti Folch-Berman
Alexandra Frankel
Jill Freedman
Shelly Clippard Gagnon
Kellie Goldstein
Alanna Griswold
Leigh Harlan
Emily Heitner
Julie Heller
Alexis Herron
Ting Ji
Catherine Juracich
Saira Kathpalia
Kristiana Katis
Angelique Kauffman
Breanna Khoury
Courtney Klipper
Rebekah Klipper
Laura Krey
Vinnie Kumar
Sarah Lambert
Hayan Lee
Alexis Litman
Arti Mattu
Elizabeth McNellis
Ana Meier
Eileen Michael
Anni Muir
Lauren Nanna
Amelia Nelson
Krista Nickols
Jessica Ogilvie
Shiloh Place
Shannon Portell
Britt Power
Taylor Ross
Naomi Ruchim
Parisa Sahay
Lauren Salem
Haley Schwartz
Megan Walsh Shaoul
Amy Shen
Mariel Sholem
Mei-Li da Silva Vint
Jillian Simon
Jillian Simpson
Mignonne Smith
Caroline Bliss Spencer
Megan Stackhouse
Janna Stern
Heather Summe
Winnie Talwar
Jessica Tan
Zara Tisch
Anna Adler Tykocinski
Elle Wang
Melissa Wasserman
Rachel Wexler

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