We’ve Built A New Playground!
Update: Phase I is done! Thank you to Accenture and Seattle Works for coming to Madrona for Seattle Works Day in June to prep the blacktop for painting. And thank you to Madrona Grace, Epiphany, Sanctuary, and Madrona families and neighbors for coming out to help paint the playground on City Serve Day in August!
During the fall of 2017 a dedicated team of volunteers cleared vegetation, shoveled out the old wood chips, put up the new play structure, and spread gravel throughout the playground in advance of the new wood chips that were blown in on November 30th. What an accomplishment. Thank You to all who showed up, dug in and dug out, through rain and shine and with a smile on your face. We couldn't have done this without you. Fun was had by all at the ribbon cutting ceremony on December 7th.
Click HERE to see what it looks like when 2,700 cubic feet of new wood chips are blown into a playground!
Phase II will begin in June 2018, with the rebuilding of the garden and the landscaped areas of the playground. We need to raise an additional $40,000 to complete the full vision. Please consider buying a customizable donor brick or paver (details below). It makes a great gift!
A bit about the project financing:
Total cost of the project is $300,000. We received a $100,000 grant from the Department of Neighborhoods, and the Madrona Community Council has given us a grant of $12,000 for the garden entrance work. The completed design work was done through a $25,000 grant from the Department of Neighborhoods. The new play structure from Playcraft/All Play was overwhelmingly the favorite of our students and kid community members and was supported with a $75,000 grant from the King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program. All told, we have raised over $220,000. This amount includes over $10,000 in donor bricks and pavers, which will be placed at the garden entrance at 33rd and Spring.
To complete the project, we need to raise another $40,000 over the next six months and we are searching for grants. We also continue to raise contributions with the donor brick project to complete our fundraising.
The bricks and pavers are a chance to leave a lasting mark on the neighborhood and support this great project. Bricks start at $100 for one line, $175 for two lines, $250 for three lines, and pavers are $500 for up to three lines and $1,000 for up to six lines. Add a paw print for $25. Contact Sharon at email@example.com for more information.
The playground is open to the community and is a great asset to us all, so please contribute if you can.