You can help! Build West Seattle’s next playground on Saturday

(WSB photo, June 2017)

Though EC Hughes Elementary is getting some work done before Roxhill Elementary moves there in September, it doesn’t include the playground – so community volunteers are making that happen. This Saturday, you can help. From Friends of Roxhill:

Friends of Roxhill Elementary invites the greater West Seattle community to help build our new playground at E.C. Hughes, located at 7700 34th Avenue SW [map], this Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We have two slots available: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snacks, water, coffee and lunch provided!

We’ll be led by PlayCreation representatives to assemble and build our selected Landscape Structures playground.

Please note that no children under age 14 may be within the build site. If you are a student in need of service hours, you may help put together components under adult supervision outside the build area, but all installation must be completed by those 17 and up.

We’re so excited to make this happen together. Together, our community can do anything. Also, there will be food. Did we mention that?

Can’t make it? Let us know and we’ll add you to the list for the next day of work: laying down all the engineered wood fiber so our playground has a safe surface for kids to land on. That date is still TBD. Email us at to be notified.

6 Replies to "You can help! Build West Seattle's next playground on Saturday"

  • Justin Bishop May 30, 2018 (9:57 am)

    I don’t understand.  The elementary school won’t have a playground unless community members build it for them?!  I’d have thought/hoped the school system would add playgrounds to their schools and consider them an essential part of building the school?!  

  • seejaypee May 30, 2018 (11:47 pm)

    Kind of vague on what they’re doing / what they need saturday. Just basic manual labor? Swinging tools?  Do they need tools or anything?  Or just able bodies?

    • WSB May 31, 2018 (12:04 am)

      I am certain that any help you can offer would be more than warmly welcomed. From the FoR website: “Two shifts will be available and no experience is necessary. We’ll have tools, refreshments and trained supervisors from PlayCreation to help us put together and install the equipment. Lunch will also be provided.”

  • WSNM May 31, 2018 (11:17 am)

    Hello! Do volunteers just show up for the shifts, or is there some type of RSVP system in place? Thanks! 

    • JRR May 31, 2018 (9:52 pm)

      You can just show up!

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