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The playground plan for Pathfinder K-8 is taking shape now that the design

Pathfinder K8 Playground Update: Grant awarded, playground paint party planned

August 21st is the date for the work party to prep the site

The playground updates for Pathfinder K-8 are finally seeing some more momentum. Here's an update provided by Holli Margelli.

"The Pathfinder Playground Revamp was awarded the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund large grant. Thanks to the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods for helping us really get the ball rolling with our new design. Our playground is now 40% funded, and our fundraising team has kicked into gear to help us get the rest of the way there.

August Paint Party:

August 21st the playground is getting a little facelift in preparation for our new design. With a Capital One $4,000 grant for the school, we are having a work party to do projects all over the school–and the playground is one of them. That means we can get started painting the braided stream and adding new features like a labyrinth and accurate US map. The four-squares, hopscotch and old markings will be refreshed too.

Are you ready to help us on August 21st? We need 6-8 folks ready to help lead the volunteers for the day, help organize supplies the day before, and a few creatives to help us make stencils to add some critter prints to the playground. Interested? Email pathfinderplayground2014@gmail.com – Thank You!

Here’s a peek at the new design! The school district is still working on the feasibility of the fence changes, but we expect that to be part of phase one. If fundraising needs are met, and the bids come in as expected, the equipment and surfacing of the blue areas will also be included Phase 1, which could start Summer 2015."

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