UPDATE 7/2/2012: Big Thanks to everyone who came out for the Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday work days, we demolished all the asphalt, salvaged about 20 cubic yards of bark dust for reuse, and dismantled the play structure. All told 107ist volunteers worked 125 hours on the project. We turned the site over to Walsh Construction this morning. Cody Goldberg is hoping for an October 14 completion date. Don’t forget to come out to support Harpers Playground at the Timbers Army Art Takeover event at Coava Coffee on August 4th.
Hey folks- We’re having an additional work party this evening from 5-8pm, if you can’t make that please come out on Sunday. Cheers!
UPDATE: Cody from Harper’s Playground is happy to report that the city has issued the project a building permit, so work at Arbor Lodge park can get underway on the originally hoped for date of June 25th. That means they will need our help on July 1, if not before. There will be an evening work session June 27th, and an all day work day on Sunday July 1.
Last Friday assembled dignitaries and stakeholders got to symbolically break ground on the Harper’s Playground Project at Arbor Lodge Park. In July the deconstruction and demolition of the current play structure and pathways starts, and there’s a lot more than bark dust to dig up.
Over the last several years the Timbers Army 107ist has been a major financial contributor to the cause. Now’s your chance to lend a hand making way for a truly accessible playground for all children.
Similar to the James John Elementary project last summer we will be tearing up concrete and asphalt and loading it into dumpsters. Additionally we will need to dissemble the current play structure, and rake up and save the bark chips for reuse. The first work-days will be June 27th 5-9pm and July 1 9am-5pm. (Please note date change).
What we’ll need: Strong bodies, with appropriate safety wear (boots, gloves, safety glasses), wheel barrows, shovels, rakes, pry bars, sledges, and picks. We are working with Walsh Construction to obtain a few skid-steer Bobcats, and concrete saws. Please let us know if you have experience with either. Sign up below:
Thanks, Abram Goldman-Armstrong 107ist Board Member