Current Project: Volunteers Community Park
Current Appearance of Volunteers Community Park
This greenspace was once filled with various play structures and other equipment. During the last 20 years, pieces have been removed as they have broken and been deemed unsafe. After seeking quotes and information from three different playground equipment companies, FOWP worked with the City of Williamston to develop a master plan for Volunteers Community Park.
The FOWP proposal includes a new playground area approximately 100 by 50 feet next to the Trent Allen Memorial Basketball Courts. It features five elements: a play structure targeted at ages 2 and up and another for ages 5 and up, four swings, a Ten Spin that allows one to stand or sit while spinning, and a Tri Totter which provides three children the opportunity to bounce at the same time.
The playground concept has been endorsed by Williamston’s Parks and Recreation Commission (December 2016) and Williamston City Council (January 2017). Costs to complete this project total $74,000. Current fundraising efforts include several community events, direct mail campaign and grant applications.
- Contribute $14 for one cubic yard of playground mulch. We need 234 cubic yards.
- Contribute $30 for a bar socket set. We need 50 sets.
- Contribute $61 for one recycled plastic border timber. We need 50 timbers.
- Contribute $163 to buy 1 tot swing. We need 2 tot swings.
- Contribute $365 to buy 1 park bench. We need 2 park benches.