We’ve just received this from Lynn Wirta about the Crown Hill Center Playground version 2.0. You can view the plans presented at the April 28th meeting here. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors and community members interested in helping out with this community resource.
The Committee is looking for large landscape rocks-2 yard size to expand the existing rockery on the playground. If you have any or know of someone who is getting rid of large rocks, please let Johnny know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for large driftwood to create a beach environment in the sand area.
Tentative date for the playscape install is the weekend of July 10 and 11. We’ll need at least 25 volunteers that weekend so please mark your calendar for helping out. The $17,000 grant we received from the City is a matching system. All volunteer hours will contribute to making the $17K match. Lunch and childcare will be provided.
The new space is getting closer and closer to reality! We are delighted to have Tom Grover, President of Kompan Play Equipment living in our neighborhood. He plans to attend our next meeting on June 10th to lend his expertize along with his local consultant and child development specialist.
The Crown Hill Community Center recently received a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant for $17000 to work on upgrading the play ground at the Crown Hill Center.
We received an appeal from Johnny Otto, Director of Small Faces Child Development Center for community input in the form of an online survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DV2HHF9). Your input is important to ensure the needs of the community are met. The play ground area is marked in red, and the park area is marked in green on the map below.
Lynn Wirta, Small Faces Emeritus Executive Director, has asked for community input and assistance in designing the play field fences east of the school building.
Small Faces is slowly moving towards renovating the playground, (including the fence issue) now that the building has been secured. We have several draft drawings that are a result of children, family, staff and neighborhood input. Now we need someone to take the ideas and create a formal picture that can be used for marketing our plan. Are there any neighbors who might have the architectual skills we need who would be interested in helping?
The fence model we like is patterned after the one at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. It has planters as the safety barrier and will include a people gate and a vehicle gate for access to the future City Park. See the attached pictures.
Small Faces Child Development Center will be dedicating their new playground structure and celebrating their 35th Anniversary on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Small Faces recently received a Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Grant to procure and install a new play structure on the playground. With the help of Small Faces Parents, Staff and Community Volunteers who generously donated their time, the play structure is now a reality. This event will be held immediately after the Crown Hill Landmark Tree Walk, so no hard choices to make. Come for the tree walk, and stay for the celebration.
Small Faces Child Development Center is celebrating its 35th year as a Seattle non-profit with a BBQ Potluck We’re inviting any and all alumni and current families to join us for the joyous event. Come share memories and enjoy musical entertainment and activities for kids. We’ll be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, debuting our new school age play structure and creating a mural for the south entrance of the building!
When: Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11:00 (we’ll be eating at noon)
Where: Small Faces playground
Price of admission: You choose! We are asking for a donation of any amount to the center for playground and building improvements and a potluck dish to share.
Call Small Faces office for tickets (206) 782-2611