Happening now: ‘Paint party’ as Pathfinder preps for playground

August 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm | In How to help, Pigeon Point, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 7 Comments

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
As the new playground for Pathfinder K-8 and its Pigeon Point neighbors gets closer to reality, today’s the “paint party” announced in the most recent project update. Until mid-afternoon, more than 100 visiting volunteers are at the school to help the PF community, courtesy of a grant from Capital One. Their projects include, above, the “braided river” that’s part of the new-playground plan; below, a map:

Even curbs are getting TLC:

More photos later! P.S. Here’s the full-size design rendering for the new playground.


  1. Great to see Sharebuilder doing it again in West Seattle! The work done at Lafayette a few years ago was top notch….. looking forward to see what 600 volunteer hours today can do. Thank you to all that joined in.

    Comment by JC — 2:02 pm August 21, 2014 #

  2. Yay! Thanks so much Capitol One! Pathfinder parent here who is really excited to see an improvement to the playground.

    Comment by BMc — 2:45 pm August 21, 2014 #

  3. I am a parent at Pathfinder and I am thrilled and beyond grateful that our barren expanse of playground blacktop is being transformed today (along with parking lot safety improvements) thanks to the generosity of Capital One and their employees. I can’t wait to see the reaction of all the kids when they see the river painted on the playground. Thank you! Thank you!

    Comment by kayo — 4:22 pm August 21, 2014 #

  4. Pathfinder parents rock! I was one of the Capital One ShareBuilder volunteers out there today. There was a lot of great work done ahead of time by parents and school staff to make it all work. We had a blast; so happy to spruce up the playground for such a neat school. Look for the Clan Animals in the river!

    Comment by Allison C — 4:23 pm August 21, 2014 #

  5. A huge thank you to all the volunteers, including those who got the bowl rolling and the project organized. What a great improvement & it sure brightens up the playground. I can’t wait to try and find the clan animals!

    Comment by NativetoSeattle — 6:26 pm August 21, 2014 #

  6. yeahoo! I can’t wait to see it! Thank you volunteers and all the staff and parents supporting this awesome project!

    Comment by lina — 9:36 pm August 21, 2014 #

  7. Thanks to all of the volunteers! I know the kids are gonna love this. It looks fantastic!

    Comment by steve — 10:25 pm August 21, 2014 #

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