Posted by: Kate | November 8, 2010

Parent Power

With the help of a community, a playground was built this week-end. We began Friday afternoon, and at 12:30 pm on Sunday the children were allowed to play on it. Thanks to a good volunteer turn-out and a very knowledgeable, easy-going playground installer, the week-end went very smoothly. We had a lot of rain overnight Saturday, but as the structure was mostly in place by then, we were good to go after draining the site the next morning (with the new fill and pea gravel in place we won’t have the flooding problems in the future, this was because we had taken the site down to workable levels).

Early Sunday morning.

This project took at least eight years to fundraise for, and the better part of a year to organize and plan. We had a wonderful project coordinator who took on the daunting task of phone calls and dealing with the school district bureaucracy which made the rest of our jobs so much easier.

The best part was having kids walk past me in the school halls this morning and hearing them talking about the playground. One of them even told me how wonderful it was. Job well done.

(I have no completed photos without people in them, so won’t be posting them here.)



  1. Congratulations to everyone involved on a job well done! It looks GREAT! :)

  2. Great job! It’s amazing what a determined, dedicated group can accomplish.

  3. NICE playground! I bet the kids are stoked! :)

  4. great job! good to see the power of the community working together. sorry you had to deal with all the rain, but hey, islanders are tough folk!

  5. Parent power I’d say! This made me smile…great job to you all!!!

  6. congratulations to you all!!
    what an amazing and impressive journey. parent power is right! woot woot!!!!!!

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