Monday, July 1, 2013

Laurelhurst Park Playground Expected To Re-Open July 4th

Playground under construction

Wendy Kelly, who is overseeing the renovation of the playground at Laurelhurst Park, in which new play equipment with a treehouse theme, inspired by local history and geography is currently being installed,would like to share an important update:
There will hopefully be more to celebrate than just America's birthday on the 4th of July - that is also the expected date that the fence will come down that has closed the Laurelhurst Park playground for the last 2 months.
The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department staff have been working hard to meet this deadline and we will keep you updated if the date changes.   
A formal celebration is being planned for late July/early August and a date will be sent out soon.  We hope to have a lot of neighbors out to celebrate this wonderful new addition to our park. 
The Play it Safe at Laurelhurst Park Committee would like to thank all of the neighbors who generously supported this project with their donations over the past 5 years, when we started the project to raise money for the toddler equipment. 
We would especially like to thank the following donors who were extremely generous, giving $500 or more to this important project. All of their names will be permanently displayed on a plaque in the park. Seattle Children's and the Laurelhurst Community Center Advisory Council were our most generous donors, each giving $5,000 to the project. Thank you! 
If you believe you gave $500+ to this project (all phases combined), and do not see your name listed, please contact Wendy Kelley at

It's almost time for the kids to get out there and play on all of the wonderful new equipment! 

$500 +Donors:
Doug and Susan Aley
Alpha Martial Arts
Leslie Benthien
Linda Chou and Geoff Harrison
Dan Ederer and Takayo Minakami
Steve and Wendy Kelley
Kids Place Preschool
Laurelhurst Community Center Advisory Council
The Londergan Family
David Miller and Susan Takemoto
Seattle Children's Hospital
For more information on the project go here or visit the "Play it Safe" playground information Facebook page


Huge pile of woodchips delivered last Wednesday

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