We're Building a New Playground!

Update:  We had a small but mighty crew on Saturday and we've moved all the wood chips. Fueled by tamales and good cheer we completed the task by 2 pm, and the area is now ready for us to install the new playground equipment (schematics below).

It's like an IKEA project, only bigger! Know the difference between a flat head and a Phillips screwdriver? Yes? Then you can help put together the new playground equipment on Nov 18 and 19. (Note: There will be professional supervision so that's good.) Sign up below:

The Madrona Playground Project is in full swing! 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!

The final design is complete and we have chosen our equipment vendor- Playcraft/All Play, which was overwhelmingly the favorite of our students and kid community members. Our table at Mayfair was buzzing with activity and support for the playground.

The project will cost $300,000. We were notified in August that we received a $100,000 grant from the Department of Neighborhoods! We've raised nearly $9,000 in donor bricks and pavers (the link to buy one is below). 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.

We will order the new play structure in the coming weeks with a $75,000 grant from the King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program. All told, we have raised $220,000! We will continue to raise contributions with the donor brick project and search for grants to complete fundraising. The playground will be open to the community and be a great asset to us all, so let us know if you can help.

Make a general donation to the Playground Project
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To complete the project, we need to raise another $50,000 over the next six months. We are selling donor bricks and pavers, which will be placed at the garden entrance at 33rd and Spring.  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 going $1000 for up to six lines. Add a paw print for $25. The bricks and pavers are a chance to leave a lasting mark on the neighborhood and support this great project. Contact Sharon at mcconnell.sharon@gmail.com for more information.