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Friends Rally to Finish “World Class” Playground

In children, Community, Mission Dolores, Playground, Renovation on April 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

Bling!

With plans in place to break-ground this Fall for our a new “world-class” playground here in Dolores, when all is finished, there may be a few things missing. The Friends of Dolores Park Playground say that after raising $3.25 million from  City funds, 2008 Park Bond money, donations from individuals, private foundations, grants, and support from local businesses, they are still a little short, $287 thousand dollars short.

All is well for the most part, a grand multi-section play-area totally up to modern safety standards, filled with lots of natural plants and materials is on track and funded. However, several amenities, furnishings and art work will not be installed if the Friends can not raise these funds. They are reaching out to us, Dolores Park supporters, with the Friend’s of Dolores Park  first  public fundraising drive. Please Give! They will also continue to reach out to foundations and influential members of the community as well.

I spy with my little eye.

The Friends say, that because Dolores Park and playground are so heavily used, the demolition and repair of the drainage issues, the desire to use sustainable materials, and the need for the play structures to withstand upwards of 40 years of heavy use make it an extremely expensive renovation. We have from now until June 30th to reach this goal.

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