The Education Hill community in Redmond, Washington needs an improved playground. The old playground, which is located at a church, needs renovations. I am planning on adding bark chips to its play area, replacing the tarp over the play structure, pressure washing the whole play structure, building a teeter totter to add to the playground, and adding a bar for chin ups or other exercises.
Right now, there is minimal to no bark in the enclosed area of the playground, and the little amount that exists has been pushed to the edges. The tarp over the play structure has many holes and is covered in lichens and mosses. The play structure has a slide, a climbing rope, monkey bars, and a few other commodities, but that is it. The wood looks dirty and old.
This project will benefit the community in many ways. The church has an aging playground that has not been upgraded for a long time. A Cub Scout troop, a Boy Scout troop, and an Awana group all meet at the church and would sincerely appreciate a renovation to the playground they frequently use. The playground will be made safer with the bark so the kids would be less likely to get injured if they fell. The younger children would have fun playing on a teeter totter. The older children would be able to do chin ups on the chin up bar to keep in shape as would the Boy Scouts seeking to meet the Tenderfoot fitness requirement. Power washing and replacing the tarp will make the structure look very clean, more appealing, and will keep the main portion of the play area dry.