Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vote Monday For Which Laurelhurst Park Playground Design You Would Like


Mondayat 6:30pm is your chance to cast your vote one for one of two playground equipment options under consideration for the Laurelhurst Park playground upcoming renovation.

Wendy Kelley, who is overseeing the process of renovating the Laurelhurst Park playground, invites the neighborhood to hear an update on the the upcoming renovations that have been in the works for several years now, to be held at the Laurelhurst Community Center.

Wendy and her Play it Safe Committee of neighbors, was formed in 2008 and brought about new play equipment specifically for 2-5 year olds in the playground. At that time they found out that most of the other Laurelhurst playground equipment was over 20 years old and needed to be replaced. So the Committee has continued its work to bring renovate the playground to bring it up to safety standards.

The renovated play area will include not only new play equipment, but a new path around the play area, improve ADA accessibility, increase seating areas, and enhanced landscaping, starting construction in the Spring with a target date of completion by June.

Wendy said:
This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard, as well as get an update on the plans for the play area and the timing of construction. Our design is completed, now we're relying on the community to help!
You will be able to see renderings of the new play equipment that will replace the large play structure, and weigh in on our final piece of "non-traditional" play equipment that we intend to order.  
We have proposals from two companies for two very different pieces of equipment and each company will provide an overview of their proposed equipment, materials used, cost, etc. Come cast your vote for the winner!

The Playground Fund needs only $2,000 more to meet their goal of $19,000 goal to receive the match from the Department of Neighborhoods.

All donations are tax deductible and gifts of $500 or more will receive recognition in the playground area. Prior gifts given to the playground project since 2008 are included as part of a neighbor's total gift.

For information about how to make a donation, contact Wendy Kelley,

You can also visit the "Play it Safe" playground information Facebook page or the Seattle Parks Laurelhurst project website.

Laurelhurst Park Playground Renovation


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