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Project Playground

What’s happening with Project Playground?

After working with landscape architects over the
last year, we have developed a Master plan to
guide our future phased renovation efforts and
identified a Phase One Construction Plan we
hope to begin construction on in June 2018!

Of course, the project is contingent on raising
the required funds to meet the estimated
$260,000 price tag for the renovation. We
currently have approximately $35,000 in secured
funds, are awaiting the results of two grant
proposals, plan to apply for more grants and are

strategizing additional fund raising efforts.

We are pleased to announce that at John Hay Day we kicked off our latest fundraiser...

PAVE THE WAY... a better Place to Play

Now is your chance to help pave the way,
literally! Make your mark on this exciting project
for John Hay Elementary and our community
with a personalized commemorative paver to be
installed as a permanent path on our

Leave a permanent gift with this limited time
opportunity. Honor your child, your family, a
loved one, or list your business or organization.

Each concrete paver is 15 1/2 inches x 4 inches
with a dark gray finish and white, engraved lettering. The grouping of pavers will create a
special path along the building on the playground.

Order your paver today and get the Early Bird Special pricing of $250!

Download the order form here.

Additional project information

What’s next?

The graphics attached walk you through the project: where we started, what we have accomplished and what’s next.

What is Phase One and what will it cost?
See the plan attached for Phase One and all it’s related expenses. We have a targeted construction budget of $260,000 for Phase One.

Where does the money come from?
Grants, donors, sponsors and YOU, our John Hay Community. Stay tuned for more specific information for our plan for getting this project where it needs to be with funding. We are actively working hard to get the grants written but possible grant awards alone will not get us to our goal of $160,000 alone. We need YOUR help! Please consider making a donation through the donation button at the top in the right sidebar. Any amount - large or small - is always greatly appreciated!

Who is working on this project?
A small group of volunteers from our John Hay community. But we need more help! Projects like the mural only happen when a group of people come together and give their time and energy. There are so many tasks, large and small that could use your time. Give two hours at an event, do a little research online, make a few easy phone calls…there are so many ways to contribute.

This is OUR playground project!
Together we can make it a beautiful and amazing place for our children to play and for our parents and neighbors to build a better community.

Volunteer • donate • get involved

No More Mud!

Stay connected:

Email Laura Malkasian Huggins, Project Playground project
or Lynn Baker, JH volunteer coordinator

Masterplan for the playground

Here's a peak at the master plan.

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

John Hay Partners