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By: jennifersalexander | January 11, 2018

What is happening with the commemorative pavers?
We’ve sold an amazing 88 pavers so far! Let’s get to our goal of 100 by the end of March. Pavers are still $250 and order forms are online on the playground page or in front of Lynn Baker/Volunteer Coordinator’s office. If you know any alumni that might be interested in purchasing a paver, be sure to send them the link to our blog or playground webpage.

What’s next for the playground?
We have formed a Play Structure Committee. This group will meet this month to begin the effort of deciding what elements may work for the play structure. There will be an opportunity for the students and community to view the options and vote. Then we go out to bid with a request for proposal to qualified vendors. ...

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Tags: Playground 

By: jennifersalexander | December 10, 2017

What do you give your relative that has everything? 
How about a personalized paver that will live forever on the playground! Maybe the grandparents are stumped on ideas for what to get your kiddo this year. How much would your child love to see his or her name every day on the playground path! Pick up a holiday gift certificate that you can give to your loved one in a beautiful envelope or adorn with a fancy bow. 

Certificates are available now outside Lynn Baker/Volunteer Coordinator’s office along with order forms. For more information on Project Playground, please visit our webpage

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By: John Hay Partners | May 05, 2017

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Wondering what’s next for our playground? 

We’ve just about come to the end of our Department of Neighborhoods' $25,000 matching funds grant. From that grant we now have a concept masterplan, a construction estimate and a preliminary strategy for Phase 1 construction. 


What does this mean? 

The masterplan is our collective dream, the estimate is what the dream costs, and Phase 1 is the reality of what we can likely raise and build by September 2018. 


What's next? 

We go to work applying for grants and finding donors. The remaining amount will come from fundraising. 

Grant applications are in the works and our first fundraising effort is May 10th with Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG. This is a one-day online giving event...

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