Design day scheduled for City Park project

 The Concordia Parks Project has chosen Play by Design of Ithaca, New York to design the destination playground that is set to be built at City Park next spring. Dennis Willie of Play by Design will be holding a design day on June 20th.
 From 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Willie will interview preschool through high school kids at Concordia Elementary School during the Concordia After School Program (CAP) to get an idea of what the kids would like to see in the playground.
 From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Willie will interview kids at City Park during Summer Playground. All kids are welcome; however, those not enrolled in CAP or Summer Playground must be accompanied by a parent.
 From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Willie will begin designing in the high school conference room. This is a photograph opportunity for media only.
 From 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. there will be a public unveiling of the design for the playground in the high school auditorium, where Willie will explain the schematics of the new playground. Cookies and drinks will be available, along with a table that will have information on how to volunteer or donate.
 Fun, child-centered activities will follow the meeting on the high school's north lawn.
 The Concordia Parks Project's goal is to put together a destination playground using only volunteers and completely funded by donations. The project has received $15,000 in donations and would like to gain a total of $150,000 by building week in April.
 The playground will be built in five days and the project needs around eighty volunteers to help build each day.
 To volunteer you can help fundraise, get the word out about the project, find volunteers, locate tools, purchase materials, work with local businesses to get donated materials, supply and organize food for two meals for each of five build days, coordinate youth involvement, organize care for children so that parents can participate,  work to ensure accessibility for children and adults, organize and oversee experienced building crews, and develop aesthetics and special features.


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