Warwick Playground Dreams (WPD) is in the final fund-raising stage for the large-scale playground refurbishment of the equipment at Stanley-Deming Park in Warwick. As this stage draws to a close, WPD is inspired each and every day by the incredible support shown by the families and businesses in our community, as well as by the Village of Warwick and local civic organizations. Excitement is building as the playground’s architects at Play By Design have this week conducted their onsite visit with the WPD Committee to discuss the logistics of the build.
The new playground will last for decades to come and will safely accommodate the youngest tots, challenge and excite children into their early teens, and will also provide ADA-accessible features for both children and their caregivers to enjoy.
Area residents have the opportunity, through the end of February, to purchase an engraved picket. Engraved bricks will continue to be available through the end of March. These sponsorships will not only help to sponsor building costs, but will also provide an opportunity to send a loving message, honor or remember a family member, or just give the children in your family the gift of seeing their name at their childhood playground for decades to come!
The pickets, made of enduring structural plastic lumber, will enclose the “Tot Lot,” ensuring a safe and engaging play space for the youngest children. The brick pavers will line the walkways throughout our beautiful park. Family Brick pricing is $50 for a 4×8 brick and $100 for an 8×8 brick. The large bricks can support an engraved quote, message of love, or even (for an additional $25) the artwork of a child, which can be emailed in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Businesses may also sponsor bricks at $250 for the 4×8 and $500 for the 8×8 size and may include their business logo.
As Build Week (Mon., Apr. 22 to Sun., Apr. 28) approaches, WPD is also asking people of all abilities to volunteer to help with the playground’s construction. No construction experience is necessary, and this community build model promises to be an incredible, life-changing experience for all involved!
The playground will be built in seven consecutive days by 200 community volunteers per day. Ten work crew team leaders are needed who can commit to being at the playground on all seven days of construction. Other volunteer shifts are broken down into four hour increments.
This is an ideal opportunity to connect with the community, give back to the children, and be a part of an inspirational and ambitious undertaking. Build Week will be an event that our Town will remember long into the future!
To order your brick or picket online visit www.polarengraving.com/cfoswarwickplaygrounddreams. To sign up as a volunteer visit www.warwickplaygrounddreams.com/sign-up-to-volunteer/. To sign up as a Team Leader or for more information about other ways to sponsor the playground, send an email to email@example.com or call WPD President Hannelore Chambers at (646) 775-5176.