Help Our Community Playground!

$2,125 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 8 months
We need you!!! Our Community Playground in Southwest Harbor, Maine is in desperate need of renovation!  It's also our school playground and enjoyed by kids of all ages (even middle school and high school kids) all year round.  The Southwest Harbor Playground Renovation Fund is championing this cause.


Unfortunately, most of our playground elements are over 30 years old with other elements even older than that! I'm worried about the idea of our kids having little or no equipment to play on while we raise funds to replace what needs to be taken out. We're a small town with no Parks and Rec Department but are visited by people from around the world as we're on the edge of Acadia National Park.  This new playground will surely get a lot of love and appreication!

I'm a parent of 2 young children who use this playground daily.  I also teach at the school and supervise recess where excited kids should be able to swing and climb and slide, developing their friendships along with developing their strength and endurance on a fun and structurally sound playground.  

All funds we raise will go directly to financing the playground renovation including play elements, safety fencing, wood chips and areas of handicapped accessable surfacing.   The goal of 10,000 listed here is only part of what the final project will cost, and will certainly help in a big way!

Any amount would be greatly appreicated!  Could you spread the word?   We all know fundraising can be difficult, but reaching a goal and helping kids is SO rewarding!   

We'll keep you updated on our progress, and when we raise this money and get the new playground in place, we'll invite you to the party!  Thanks in advance for your help!

Southwest Harbor Playground Renovation Fund on facebook
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YAY! We've raised over $1000! Thanks everyone! Keep spreading the word to friends, family, and summer visitors.
Keep up the good work!
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Check this out! Here are the designs for the new playground. The dome is for the Middle School playground to replace the dome there now, and the large one is of course to replace the playground used by so many of the Pemetic Elementary School students, visitors and residents of Southwest Harbor, and Harbor House programs.

The committee worked hard coming up with this design with input from so many students, parents, and community members. Thanks for the help!
Climber for the Middle School Playground
Accessible swing, and so much more!
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Susan Burnham Raven
8 months ago

Thanks so much to 2 more donors who were inspired by this campaign and sent checks to the school! That's $200 more for the playground! YAY!!!

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$2,125 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 8 months
Created May 31, 2017
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$100
Robin Sattler
7 months ago
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One of our goals is to offer an accessible playground for all children. How exciting it will be to have everyone able to join in the fun.

$25
Anonymous
7 months ago
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EM
$200
Eileen Miller
8 months ago
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My kids and I spent many lovely hours in this playground over the summers and love the redesign! Hoping a new space will continue to provide a fun, safe spot for people to meet and kids to play together.

HG
$50
Hayden Goodwin
8 months ago
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Thank you for your efforts!

Susan Burnham Raven
8 months ago

Thanks so much to 2 more donors who were inspired by this campaign and sent checks to the school! That's $200 more for the playground! YAY!!!

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