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The Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee is a group of devoted parents that promotes and supports everything Hudson River Park has to offer, especially as it relates to children, and opportunities to learn, play and grow.

By raising awareness and advocating for the Park, the Playground Committee provides families a way to deepen their engagement with Hudson River Park, from playgrounds and outdoor family activities, to signature events and dedicated fundraisers throughout the year.

Funds raised by the Playground Committee help fulfill our mission to educate children and families on the rich history, ecology and wildlife in our nearly 550-acre backyard, help support the upkeep of some of the most heavily used recreational fields and sports courts in Manhattan. and help to pay for staff, equipment and the remarkably talented artists and educators who bring joy to so many children and families each year.Hudson River Park is not a New York City Park and receives no government funds for its operations, maintenance or programming, which are instead supported by generous individuals like our Playground Committee members through private donations. Learn more about the Committee and how you can get involved.

Ways to Get Involved

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.

The Playground Committee’s Annual Luncheon celebrates Hudson River Park and the dedicated philanthropists and volunteers who work to ensure the Park’s continued care, growth and success.

Join us is promoting a carousel birthday party in Hudson River Park via Instagram. Your support will create a memorable birthday moment for your child and a child in need.

If you’re a new member or you’re interested in joining the Playground Committee, please review our handbook to learn more about getting involved.

Learn more about what the Playground Committee supports in Hudson River Park, including play areas, sports fields, family programs, environmental education and more.

HRPK’s Pier 26 Science Play Area Capital Campaign has raised $3.5M to fund the construction of a marine science-focused play area.

Playground Committee events bring together Committee members and neighborhood friends to celebrate the Park and all who work to ensure the Park’s continued care, growth and success.