Tools will be critical to the success of the new Dream Playground build. Even if you can't be one of our volunteers, you can still be an important part of the project by loaning tools and equipment to our team. Click below to learn about the process, see the complete list of needed equipment, and sign up to loan a tool.
Our beloved Dream Playground is nearly 20 years old. Though the foundation and structures receive regular maintenance, the playground is reaching the end of its service life. The Dream Playground Foundation is raising funds to build the next generation of the playground in summer 2021. This new playground will include updated and inclusive equipment, improved lines of sight, and a pour-in-place ground cover. Here is a glimpse of what's to come!
The Children of Port Angeles, Washington dreamed up something special, and our community pulled together to make their dream a reality.
The Port Angeles Dream Playground was built over five days in September of 2002 by more than two thousand volunteers with tools and equipment loaned by the community. It is one of the largest volunteer projects Clallam County has ever seen. This amazing effort was akin to an old-fashioned barn-raising with people of all ages participating in the build. Over $185,000 was raised to pay for the construction. Most of the funds came from a host of local businesses and more than 10,000 individual contributors.
In 2009, the volunteers became restless and created an 800 square-foot pavilion adjacent to the playground. --- In 2016, the tasks we completed were: -fence repair (wanted to keep those engraved pickets pretty) -ground cover- added 120 yards of new material! -painted tower tops -miscellaneous small repairs -general cleanup
Our thanks to the City of Port Angeles, which has also done inspections and repairs this year to keep it safe and fun!
Located at Erickson Park on Race Street across from Civic Field | Open from dawn to dusk