Big Weekend of Equipment Assembly is almost HERE! We will
work on Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, from 8AM to 4PM –
rain or shine.
Thursday evening and Friday work parties are cancelled
due to delays. We anticipate being able to complete all of
the scheduled work on Saturday and Sunday.
Equipment Installation – We will be constructing the
large climbing structure -- Mike from R&R Construction
Entertainment/Child Activities and Refreshment Volunteers
will also be working throughout the day.
can offer you food and drinks thanks to the generosity of
community businesses, which include Starbuck’s, Domino’s,
Metropolitan Market, Dick’s Drive In, Safeway, Essential
Bakery, Annie’s Shells & Cheese, Fred Meyer, QFC,
Mad Pizza, Black Pearl, Albertson’s, Target, and Costco.
you have any of the following tools, please bring them labeled
with your name and phone # (we will have labeling supplies
available at the work parties as well):
and drill bits (battery packs and charger if needed)
– if you are able to easily transport
play equipment for the children’s area (pop-up tents,
tubes, etc.) labeled with your name and number.
friends at Home Depot, generously donated 3 car loads of equipment
last weekend for the art installation, and have offered a
generator and ladders again this weekend.
in the north end of Meadowbrook Community Center lot (off
of 35th Ave NE and 107th) and walk west to the playground
in the Nathan Hale High School lot (from NE 110th St., head
south on 30th Ave NE, and enter the parking lot opposite 107th
St.). The playground is located at the east end of the parking
lot. This parking lot is scheduled for closure and resurfacing
beginning Monday, July 26th. It is possible the lot will be
closed early which will require using Option A.
Tammie Conder at email@example.com or 206-526-2970. Number
to use on weekend work party days – Robert Wright: 206-854-3172
again for everyone’s help and patience as we enter the
final stages of the playground renovation. We couldn’t
do it without your support!
you! Thank you! Thank you!
first weekend on the Annie’s Playground project was
a tremendous success!
completed the equipment assembly ahead of schedule. The
galaxy, tot structure, and octagon platform of the large
structure were complete by noon on Saturday. Leveling in
preparation for final setting of the tot structure was completed
early Sunday morning.
Tree of Life bench was formed with the super adobe construction
process, back filled, and mortared in preparation for the
shot creting this week.
cave structure is taking shape. Volunteers helped mold the
rebar skeleton, attach wire mesh, and mortar the back wall
of the cave. Shot creting is scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday this week.
tile cutter was in constant operation, cutting filler tiles
that will provide the sky and water background for the multiple
tile projects. Tile placement was delayed and will be rescheduled
at a later date.
volunteers kept us all refueled with Starbuck’s coffee
and iced tea, artisan breads from Essential Bakery, soda
from Metropolitan Market, water and ice from Albertson’s
and QFC, Pizza from Domino’s and Mad Pizza, Chow Mein
from Black Pearl, and assorted snacks and supplies from
Safeway and Costco.
also are thankful for the generosity of Home Depot who provided
drills, a generator, ladders, cement mixers, and other items
for a successful weekend. Special thanks to our volunteers
who made the trips to Home Depot with trailer hitches to
transport the bigger cement mixer.
Play Party area for the kids was busy with crafts, activities,
baseball games, obstacles courses, stories, and loads of
fun. The kids had a great time and our many thanks to the
volunteers who kept the activities rolling.
Seattle PI, King5, and the North Seattle Herald were also
on-site reporting on the community work parties. We appreciate
the stories they told the community about our playground.
for the Seattle PI story.
was a hot and dirty weekend, but everywhere we looked there
were lots of smiles, laughter, and humor. More than 500
hours of work party volunteer hours were logged over the
was tremendously rewarding to see the generosity of time
and support by our friends and community. Thank you so much
for your help in making this wonderful new playground a
Friends of Annie’s Playground