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Pier 26 Science Play Area Capital Campaign

Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 Science Play Area Capital Campaign will raise $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.

HRPK Friends Board Chair, Michael E. Novogratz, has generously pledged a $1.3 million Challenge Match to complete this capital campaign. In order to maximize this historic gift to HRPK Friends, we need to raise the remaining funds by October 7, 2021. Please give today!

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. 

Support this exciting future play space in HRPK, and be one of the first to dedicate this state-of-the-art play area with your, your family’s, or your child’s name on the donor wall in Hudson River Park!

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Capital Campaign Co-Chairs

Hunter Philbrick and Clementine Drackett
Haley and David Schwartz

Capital Campaign Supporters

Susanna B. Aaron
Alana Axelrod
Emma Bloomberg and Jeremiah Kittredge
Peter L. Braus
Kristin Brauth
Jennifer Cohan
Clementine Drackett and Hunter Philbrick
Mike Dunleavy
Grace Evans
Joceyln Gailliot
Vivek Garipalli
Kimberly and Scott Goodwin
Walter Haydock
Emily and Douglas B. Heitner
Gaurav Kapadia
Daniel Katz
Michael Kirchmann
Sarah Lambert
Scott M. Lawin
Lucy Liu
Ana Meier
Michael E. Novogratz
Purvi Padia
Sarah Pearsall
The Related Companies
Izabella Rubin
Justin L. Sadrian
Sarah and Daniel Rueven Foundation
Haley and David Schwartz
Emilia and Ryan Serhant
Jill Simpson
Janna and Michael L. Stern
Diana L. Taylor
Zara and David Tisch
Nat Turner
Turner Construction Company
Jenny and Robbert Vorhoff
Melissa and Greg Wasserman
Rachel Wexler
Kristen and Daniel J. Williams