Playground Update - Aug. 17, 2016


OMG! What an exciting morning Monday was! The sun was already warming the perfectly calm lake, osprey were seen flying overhead, and early walkers with children or dogs in tow were out stretching their legs along the lakeshore paths. But the excitement was all at the new playground site as a giant crane lifted pre-formed concrete components of the playground from the truck trailers that had delivered them from Texas.

First came the mountain with its Issaquah Mining Co. coal mine. Later the mountain top and evergreen tops were lifted on top and secured.

Next came the mushroom house with its shuttered windows. The crane added toadstool steps, waiting for little climbers to find their way up, before they slide back down. Later, other massive “log” climbers were added before calling it a day.

The next big install dates will be next week, August 24,25, 26, when volunteers arrive to add the slides, the climbing net, the zip line, the twin towers and more!

More volunteers are still needed for ½ day or full-day shifts! Volunteers must be 18 or older. Lunch will be provided by Zeek’s pizza.