Local businesses step up to help build the playground

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Last fall, Project Playground received a gift of $20,000 from Rowley Properties, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites. That set the bar high for other local businesses, but step up they did! Nearly $40,000 is coming from in-kind donations. Lakeside Industries will be providing fill dirt and gravel worth more than $20,000. Pacific Topsoil has offered 220 cu. yds. of topsoil. CEKO provided the engineering work needed for permits. Encompass Engineering will do the site surveying. HD Fowler will provide all the irrigation parts.

Nearly 100 donors are making the playground become a reality, set to begin site work in May. A grant from the City of Issaquah Arts Commission added $13,000 to the million dollar project. In February, First Financial Northwest presented a $10,000 check. Friends of Youth, the Rotary Club of Issaquah and Kiwanis Club of Providence Point have each donated $1,000. Ten families have each donated $1,000 or more.

All contributors who donate $1,000 or more will be recognized with their name on a boulder to be located adjacent to the playground.

Donations are still needed to help reach the goal. Donate online at www.Playground4All.com or mail to FLSSP, PO Box 605, Issaquah, WA 98027.

Save the dates!

  • Volunteers will be needed to help construct the playground in June. Watch for more details on how individuals and groups can sign up.
  • Playground grand opening will be July 24 at 1 p.m. as part of Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish, children's fair and concert. If you are part of a local organization or business that would like a booth at the fair, please contact director@flssp.org