Lafayette playground update: Help needed tomorrow

You can almost hear those kids thinking “Can’t wait to get in there!” as they peer through the fence at the Lafayette Elementary playground, now in the final stages of the latest upgrade phase, with less than two weeks to go till more than 500 kids start the new school year there. Yesterday, volunteers from ING Direct Investing pitched in – and Lafayette parent volunteer Luckie shares these photos of some of the results:

Tomorrow, they could use all the community help they can get for tasks including painting, moving wood chips (you can see the pile in the background of Luckie’s photos), weeding, and washing, at various spots around the playground/school. Just show up at California/Lander and they’ll put you to work – even if you can only help for part of the time they’ve blocked out from 9 am to 4 pm. They are planning an art project for kids, too.

6 Replies to "Lafayette playground update: Help needed tomorrow"

  • bsmomma August 26, 2011 (9:22 pm)

    Are kids able to help? I’d Love to help!

  • luckie August 26, 2011 (9:36 pm)

    Kids can help move the wood chips into place, and perhaps help with planting the garden. The play structures aren’t ready for climbing, but if kids get bored I’ll be running a kids’ art project: painting wooden plaques on stakes for the garden. Hammers, nails, and acrylic paint will be used, so have your kids dress for mess! It’s BYO snacks and lunch.

  • Charley August 27, 2011 (9:57 am)

    Someone told me The Toucans will be performing at the grand opening on Sept 6th!

  • Gina August 27, 2011 (12:57 pm)

    Can you spot the reused red slide?

  • luckie August 28, 2011 (8:54 am)

    The grand opening celebration is September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., and yes, the fabulous Toucans will perform! We’ll also have a performance by the Lafayette jumprope team and an appearance by a Seattle Sounder. Don’t miss it! Everyone is welcome!

  • Andy August 30, 2011 (8:24 am)

    Hey! Those are my kids! How cool is that?

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