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Project Playground

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Tired of muddy winter days on the playground? Well, get ready because the John Hay Partners has secured a grant from the Department of Neighborhoods to start the process of renovating our playground! Project Playground is underway, but the key to making this a reality is YOU!
We need your volunteer participation at three upcoming community meetings.

The Department of Neighborhoods fund is a matching grant that provides matching dollars for projects implemented by the community. That means award dollars must be matched by community participation. This is your chance to be involved and make a difference by helping to create a healthy, safe, and fun playground for our kids and community.

Ready to see the playground design revealed? Join us for a combined event on March 30th at 6:00 PM: Family Health and Fitness Night. Project Playground will have a station at the event for families and community members to drop by, see the design and make comments or ask questions. This is a free evening of fun, fitness and health where you can explore different stations to learn about ways to live a healthy, holistic lifestyle. Drop by and see the final playground design and hear about what’s next for our playground renovation!

For more information on the project and upcoming meeting dates, email Laura Malkasian Huggins at

Please check out our photo gallery below. It contains images of our community brainstorming from the first two meetings, as well as idea submissions from some of our students.

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