The estate sale hosted by Al and Nancy Oman was such a success that they and the Dream Playground Board have agreed to host an additional day! New items will be available and all proceeds will fund security lighting so that local families can continue to safely use the playground throughout the fall and winter.
Join us on November 20 from 8am to 3pm at 214 Hancock Avenue in Port Angeles.
Do you have good, clean items that you would like to donate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
October 20, 2021 Port Angeles, WA -- Al and Nancy Oman have a house full of memories and want them to light up the new Dream Playground.
On October 30 and 31, the Omans will host a large estate sale and plan to donate the proceeds to the Dream Playground Foundation for security and safety lighting. Enthusiastic families and local skate park users alike have suggested that, in order to keep the popular new playground safe and well-monitored, security lighting should be installed.
Al’s parents passed away in recent years, leaving the Omans with a life’s accumulation of furniture, tools, fine china, silver, appliances, and all the rest. As a Playground Foundation board member and core volunteer during the playground rebuild earlier this year, the solution about what to do with it all came to him after a recent board meeting where lights were discussed.
“Al is an extremely organized guy, so people are going to be pleased with how well everything is displayed and laid out,” said Steve Methner, Foundation President. “It really touched us all that he and Nancy wanted to do this.”
The sale will be held in a large detached building at 214 Hancock Ave. in Port Angeles from 8am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 30-31. If playground supporters want to help with high-quality items to add to the effort, the Omans have a modest capacity to include them.
Also, since the Halloween weekend effort is about kids and play, costumes are encouraged!
For more information contact Steve Methner at 360-460-7356 or email@example.com.
Looking for a holiday gift for the person who has everything? Gift an engraved brick or picket at the Port Angeles Dream Playground! Engraved bricks and pickets will continue to be on sale through January 31, 2022. Make a child or loved one's name a permanent part of this beloved playground.
$50 - Picket
$100 - 4"x8" Brick
$225 - 8"x8" Brick
It's been wonderful to see our community enjoying the new Dream Playground. The playground is still open but certain areas have been sectioned off to re-establish turf, including the entrance to the Tot Lot. Please continue to use the main entrance to the playground (between the tree carvings) until the fencing around the designated area has been removed. Thank you!
Well, after material shortages, an historic heatwave, a two-week delay, a pandemic, and probably a sneaky partridge lurking in a pear tree somewhere, we have completed all structural portions of the Dream Playground. It’s thanks to you, the amazing volunteers, that we have a new crown jewel for kids and families in our community. Thank you. You are awesome.
Photo credit: Jay R. Cline
Here’s the latest:
If you have been there in the last few days, you’ll see quite a few kids and families coming by, and some pretty eager looks on the kids faces! Our dragon artist, Laura Alisanne, is also finishing the large dragon face over the curly slide, and it looks just fantastic.
Stay tuned for Sunday work parties – check facebook, our website, or your email- for confirmation.
It’s gonna be awesome!
Steve Methner, President
Dream Playground Foundation
Slideshow photos by Jay R. Cline
During the week of June 22 - 27, the Dream Playground build site was filled with enthusiastic and talented volunteers. Unfortunately, the unprecedented heatwave kept many people away and we fell short of the number of worker-hours we needed to finish the project.
The Dream Playground Foundation rallied and has designated July 3, 9 and 10 as the final community build days. Materials, tools and power will be in place, all we need is YOU!
Skilled & Semi-Skilled
On July 3, from 7am to 12pm, we need volunteers who are skilled with power tools or who have some experience with contracting or a trade. Our focus for July 3 is to finish the perimeter fence and other more complicated tasks.
On July 9 and 10, we still need skilled help but we are also looking for volunteers of all abilities! These will be the very last days of the project and we have organized three shifts each day:
Morning | 8am - 12pm
Afternoon | 12:30 - 4:30pm
Evening | 5 - 8pm
We Need You
Many folks in our community got their first look at the new Dream Playground on the day of the Community Cooldown. They got to see the vision taking place and many kids were thrilled to see zipline in place and the incredible height of the treehouses and climbing net.
Help us finish making this dream a reality by donating any amount of time you can on July 3, 9 or 10. Even one hour could make the difference!
And if you can't physically pitch in, please spread the word!
Moss, the beloved boutique with the A-frame roof in downtown Port Angeles, has been a friend of the new Dream Playground from the start. By making the playground its Giving Tuesday recipient, Moss raised both funds and awareness for the project. Now Moss and its owner, Hayley (Croxford) Sharpe, have made a permanent mark on the new playground by sponsoring an entryway bench.
In honor of her 40th birthday, Port Angeles native Hayley hosted a Facebook fundraiser AND donated 40% of sales at Moss to the playground. At a grand total of $2,000, the funds raised were just right to sponsor a bench. Now visitors to the playground will have a permanent reminder this local gem, and the store she has run since 2012.
Moss offers carefully curated clothing and accessories for women, men, babies and toddlers; goods for your pups, home and camp; as well as cards, art prints, jewelry and more from PNW artists. The store is located at 120 W 1st Street, Port Angeles. Shop in person or online by clicking below.
We couldn't be more grateful to Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply. Not only have they provided the wonderful Dean Langdon to be a member of the Dream Playground Foundation board, but they also donated $6,500 to sponsor the swirl instrument at the new Dream Playground!
Angeles Millworks and Hartnagel been a beloved part of Port Angeles since 1906 and 1960 respectively. "The employee-owned lumber yards and hardware stores have served Port Angeles with an experienced staff who provide a high level of friendly customer service and valuable industry knowledge to the homeowner, DIYer, and professional contractors."
Regarding their decision to sponsor an element of the Dream Playground:
Not knowing what 2021 and COVID precautions had in store for Angeles Millwork and Hartnagels, we decided to take a careful approach and specifically fund some community-building projects that our employee-owners believe will positively impact our community.
Thank you, Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply for your support and the wonderful service you provide to our community!
The Answer for Youth (TAFY) recently sponsored the tire swing at the soon-to-be-built Dream Playground. We are immensely grateful for TAFY's support and for the ongoing work they do in our community.
"The Answer for Youth is a barrier free nonprofit 501C3 privately funded organization that has provided services for over 10 years at no cost to the city for homeless and at risk in Port Angeles."
In its capacity as an outreach center for homeless youth in Port Angeles, TAFY provides healthy cooked meals, a food bank, a free clothes closet, as well as blankets, tents and other supplies necessary for living out of doors.
Learn more about TAFY's work and how to support them by clicking below: