Help support a Playground for the future!
The Town of East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department is asking for your help to join in and raise funds for a new 14,000 Sqft playground. This playground will provide the same square footage as the old playground and offer more play structures that are ADA compliant and meet today's CPSI standards. We have partnered with the company Play By Designs to bring you a state of the art, customized playground. Play by Design is a playground design firm that specializes in working with communities to design and provide safe, affordable, and unique volunteer-built playgrounds for children of all abilities. They begin with the design, then provide project management and organizational assistance to the committee, and finally on-site supervision of the volunteer work force during construction. The PBD core group has more than 100 years of combined experience leading volunteers in the design and construction of hundreds of community-built playgrounds throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. If you haven't already, have a look at their Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/playbydesignllc/ or website... http://pbdplaygrounds.com/ for more information.
The below design was created from the imaginations of the children of our community. The designers of PBD put those ideas together to create something completely unique. There is no other playground exactly like this anywhere in the world. The challenging part is how to incorporate as many of those ideas while keeping the playground safe, challenging as well as aesthetic. All members of the design-and-build team are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSIs). They design according to the current ASTM and CPSC standards for playground safety, as well as the current ADA and ADAAG guidelines for accessibility. PBD have partnered with cutting-edge manufacturing companies where we can include of their equipment as well. Essentially, you get the best of both worlds; a good balance of custom design and manufactured components. Both the "ropes course" and "zip line" meet these current safety standards. Both of these components are manufactured and have been installed quite a bit lately. Please see the attached photos so you can see what they look like.
The community built aspect of the process is priceless. It brings communities together for a common purpose: family. It leaves people with a sense of pride, accomplishment, and an incredibly aesthetic place to gather. A place that was designed by the children and built by the community.
Maintenance is another concern that is also important to discuss. You will find maintenance with any project, but our goal is to keep the maintenance down, starting at the beginning with the design. Designing volunteer friendly detailed structures with high quality materials. Over the years, PBD has learned what works and what doesn’t and have made great strides in lowering maintenance, providing the highest quality, sustainable materials on the market allowing playgrounds to last 30+ years.
The second phase of this project will include a $150,000 splash park that will be incorporated as part of this playground. there is no date as of now to install this feature but will be looking to develop this once the new playground is done.
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Check out the photos below and find out how you can get involved by liking our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Seamster-Park-Playground-1409658019059322/
If you are interested in donating to our Brick Fundraiser please click on the link https://polarengraving.com/TownofEastHamptonParksandRec
If you would like to help us reach out goal of $10,000 raised on GoFundMe click here https://www.gofundme.com/seamster-park-playground-2veevus?ssid=804131413&pos=1
And finally, our first of many fundraisers in the year 2017 please purchase a ticket to the up coming Wolf Pack Hockey game on Feb. 4th https://www.easthamptonrec.com/documents/east_hampton_parks_24.pdf
Please contact our Parks and Recreation Department for more information on budget breakdown and more.
Parks and Recreation