Grandview Housing Co-op Playground Build – Volunteers Needed

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Admin

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Grandview Co-Op Playground Plan BeforeBefore

Grandview Housing Co-op Playground Build Saturday Sept 13 2014 and Sunday Sept 14 2014 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please join Projects in Place and the Grandview Housing Co-op in rebuilding their playground. The old playground was no longer safe to play on and has been demolished a few weeks ago and the courtyard is now ready for a new, modern, safe playground to take shape.

Build activities will include:

· Constructing concrete stepping stones;

· Constructing bench seating;

· Constructing a deck;

· Constructing a living fence;

· Constructing a water play station;

· Painting;

· Planting;

By building this playground we will create an outdoor space for the Co-op children that integrates exploration and fitness into their day. Parents and fellow Co-op members are close at hand so the kids’ play is safe and convenient and a natural gathering space is carved out for the community. With your help on the build events you can be part of the team that creates a more enriching housing environment.

The Co-Op hosted a kickstarter campaign, click https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grandview-housing-co-op-playground-build to see what the space looked like and what challenges they faced.

We will be holding two separate build events. September 13, where we will be prepping and painting the lumber, building mockups and begin assembling some of the large elements. September 14 will be our big assembly day and we put on the final coats of paint. Both days are equally important, so please feel free to sign up for either or both!

 Location:

Grandview Housing Co-op

1455 Napier St. Vancouver

Take the Skytrain to Commercial Drive Station and transfer onto the #20 Bus. Get off near Napier Street, just before Venables. The Co-op is about a 3 minute walk from Commercial Drive. A variety of paid and free street parking available nearby.

All ages are welcome and everyone is required to sign up beforehand online, and sign a waiver on the day of the builds. There will be 1-2 adults leading some children activities, but children will not be able to participate in the larger construction projects. Please note that we will proceed with the builds rain or shine – there will be some protective cover, food and warm drinks on site.

Please come and join us. Sign up using the form below. We will send additional details a couple of days before the build. Please email info@projectsinplace.org with any questions.