On December 14, Port Angeles City Parks & Recreation staff received a shipment of playground equipment from Play By Design destined for the Generation II Dream Playground. Along with traditional equipment, the new playground will have a zipline, net climbing structure, castles and a treehouse, a musical feature, and inclusive merry-go-round. Another much anticipated feature will be the new playground's pour-in-place ground cover which will provide children with a safe, springy and seamless floor.
The Generation II Dream Playground is scheduled for construction in mid-2021 and will be a community volunteer build project. The existing playground was constructed as a similar project over six days in August 2002.
Fundraising has been and continues to be critical to this exciting project. The Playground Foundation is raising funds from local companies, foundations and families through sponsorship of individual play elements. Just as important are the funds raised by individuals who purchase customized, engraved bricks or fence pickets that will be placed in the new playground.
Consider purchasing a brick or picket in the name of a loved one for the holidays! You can do this at Swain's General Store or by clicking here.
To discuss sponsorships, contact Dream Playground Fundraising at 360-460-7356 or email Foundation President Steve Methner at email@example.com .
We are so grateful for the partnership of Sound Community Bank and their donation of $5,000 to the dream playground. These funds will be dedicated to the new orca whale tunnel located in the tot lot. Not only is SCB a great supporter of the Generation II Playground, they also support our community. We look forward to partnering with them on this exciting project!
“Sound Community Bank has provided the Puget Sound area with the best personal and business financial accounts and services for over 65 years. We are a local bank striving to improve our communities while offering outstanding service. We know this area, the people, and the businesses. Community isn’t just our middle name, it’s who we are!”
Please visit Sound Community Bank's website to learn more about their work and the wonderful services they offer.
The Dream Playground Foundation is selling customized, engraved bricks and pickets to raise funds for our 2021 build. These bricks and pickets will be placed throughout the playground once complete.
The existing playground has been in place for almost 18 years and the original structure is nearing the end of its lifespan. Much of the current structure is wood, and although the foundation completes regular maintenance and upkeep, the structure is in need of replacement.
The rebuild will include many fun features such as a zipline, inclusive spinner, swings, climbing net, treehouse and castle structures, and rubber floor covering - one of the most requested features by our community.
We can't wait for you to see what's in store but we need your help to make it happen! Visit our gallery to see more of what we have planned.