You’re invited to help build Roxhill’s new playground!

Roxhill Elementary invites you (yes, you!) to help us build our new playground at our new school — the renovated E.C. Hughes Elementary — on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Two shifts will be available and no experience is necessary. We’ll have tools, refreshments and trained supervisors from PlayCreation to help us put together and install the equipment. Lunch will also be provided.

We are working on making childcare available on site (for school-aged kids). Children under age 17 may not be within the build-site. Students/children between 14 and 17 eligible for Service Learning Hours may assist with projects outside of the build-site under direct supervision of an adult.

We need two shifts of 30 people each.

Saturday, June 2

Shift 1: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shift 2: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sign up here.

We’ll also share more information soon on another community work day to move engineered wood chips in place.

Questions? Contact Friends of Roxhill Elementary at friendsofroxhill@gmail.com.

The new playground for Roxhill students at E.C. Hughes will be open to the public in the fall. This project has been made possible by a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund grant, and includes more than $50,000 of community match (including the work to build it!).

Playground Grant update

Whew. From our first meeting in April to now, it’s been a long process, but we’re nearing the end — the grant is due Sept. 25. Since we’re seeking a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, it’s a public process, which means our assigned project manager can review it as much as we like.

We have most definitely exploited this part of the process.

So, we’re waiting on one more review and then we’ll be able to do a final look-through, upload any final documentation, check all the boxes and click submit.

Then wait.

And squirm.

And continue to work on building community and planning events in support of the playground project and all the great work going on at Roxhill. Here’s to hoping we’re able to build the playground on the planned schedule and don’t need to reassess. We believe our community deserves a home run.

The wait before the sprint is always the hardest part.