By Kathy Mulady
Reporting for West Seattle Blog
The Delridge Community Center playground-planning meeting (earlier update here) just ended, with a firm idea of the types of toys that will be included in the final design and the preferred colors – purple for the plastic parts, spring green for the poles and sunny yellow for other metal parts like bars and railing.
The playground will be built with the help of KaBoom, with lots of community donations and sweat.
The fun part of the meeting was picking out the equipment; the wish list includes a loopy whoop, whirligig, all kinds of slides, a play house or village shop, a super satellite, e-z digger, and something called “crazy bones.”
Next, the equipment will be arranged into three designs that will be presented at another community meeting in about two weeks.
That was the fun part. There is also a lot of work. All the playground building will happen on Friday, July 17. There will be two days of prep work, before the big build.
Several people volunteered to be team captains, and they would love some more help from the community: Overseeing recruitment is Chris Southam (firstname.lastname@example.org); public relations, Holli Margell (email@example.com); safety and maintenance, Benjamin Pulanco (firstname.lastname@example.org) and youth involvement, Lou Edwards (email@example.com)
There is also a green committee to make sure the build is environmentally friendly, a food committee, and a logistics committee that is charged with figuring out where all the volunteers will park on the big day.
KaBoom has built about 1,600 of these playgrounds across the country and has the details down. The slides and swings and climbers are made by Playworld.