Eastsound Village Playground on the Green

Understandably, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, construction is on hold until workers can safely return to work. We are grateful for your ongoing support of this project. We hope that all community members are taking care and staying healthy!
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Construction work has begun!

Greening and Greening, LLC. breaks ground for the new Eastsound Village Green Playground on February 12, 2020. Many people are contributing to this community-based plan to bring a nature-based play area to the heart of Eastsound.

photo by Margaret Payne, Orcas Island

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You can still help make this play area a reality in Eastsound!

Fundraising continues to develop this unique and innovative nature playscape in the heart of the Village. Additional donations are needed to fully fund the Playground-on-the-Green, a nature-based playground for island and visiting children in the northwest corner of the Eastsound Village Green. Who could resist helping us acquire these WISH LIST items? Or, make a general donation to help us complete work on the playground - we'll take any amount, large or small!

Donations may be made to San Juan County Parks (call 360-378-8420 to give by credit card or mail checks to SJC Parks, 350 Court Street #8, Friday Harbor WA  98250). These gifts are tax deductible in accordance with IRS tax regulations. Thank you to all who showed financial support by donating through giveorcas.org during their 2019 campaign and to those donors who have shown their generosity throughout this fundraising effort! 

Construction has begun! The design is complete; permits are submitted; the rocks and logs have been collected and prepared for installation; steel support brackets are fabricated. $55,000 of the funding was secured through a Lodging Tax Grant and the community has kicked in another $40,000. 

Thanks to YMCA Camp Orkila for parting with those special glacial erratic boulders that you had been collecting for years! They will be a mainstay of this new kids' playground. The rocks were moved to Eastsound Village Green on March 12.

Get inspired! Watch this fun video and do it for the kids!

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