Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Renovation To Start In June At Laurelhurst Elementary's North Playground

The Laurelhurst Elementary School Playground Renovation Committee sent us an exciting update with the news that the renovation of the North Playground will start this summer.

Plans for the first phase, starting in June with completion in September,  include an expanded play area with a new ADA compliant play structure, and repaired and resurfaced asphalt and lines on the entire grounds.

Phase 2 planning and fundraising will begin shortly after completion of the first phase, with a spring walk-a-thon and pancake breakfast. The second phase will  include an outdoor amphitheater and a new entry plaza.

Catty Collee, told us that "We are fortunate to have received a Department of Neighborhoods Matching Funds Grant to help us with our project."

Seattle Children’s Hospital recently made a donation of $5,000 to the renovation.

Fundraising for the north playground has been ongoing for several years, with previous ice-cream fundraisers, a golf tournament last fall and the year before, both at the Sand Point Country Club, and a gear sale held last spring.

The south playground renovation was completed 2 years ago and has been enjoyed not only by students, but also by the community with its new equipment and re-surfacing.

If you are interested in being a member of the playground renovation committee, or have questions, contact Catty Colee at or Robert King at

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