We’ve Built A New Playground!
Update: Phase I and II are done! Thank you to all of our volunteers- from the school community, our Madrona neighbors, Madrona Grace and Epiphany, and Seattle Works.
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!
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 have been 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.
Contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The playground is open to the community and is a great asset to us all, so please contribute if you can.