Needham is Getting a New Playground! Greene's Field Fundraising Currently Underway
Written by Caera Horwitz I am excited to report that the Town of Needham recently approved funds for a complete renovation of Greene's Field. Improvements to the field will include new play structures to appeal to both younger children, as well as older kids that need a bit more of a challenge, a renewed basketball court, a new soccer field, a new baseball diamond, beautiful landscaping, a walking path around the perimeter of the field, and a gazebo. Construction is slated to begin summer of 2013.
While town funding will cover much of the renovation, the Fundraising Committee has set a goal of raising $100,000 in order to build a spectacular playground at Greene’s Field.
Buy a Board
One unique opportunity to contribute to the playground is to buy a board which will be incorporated into a walkway around the field. The board can be engraved with up to 19 letters and is a special way to both honor friends and family AND make a positive contribution to the town. What about the person on your gift list that has everything? These boards can make excellent, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts! Another great idea is to pool resources with friends. One Parenttalk playgroup is joining forces to contribute a board or two in honor of their group.
I have young children and therefore have a special interest in building a new and amazing local playground. But what inspires me most about this project is that it truly is a community effort, and I feel so privileged to be a part of it. Whatever you are able to give, no matter what the size, will be transformed into something tangible; a slide, swings, a climbing wall, a walkway....your donation directly translates into happy memories for kids for generations. What could be better than that?
Please see http://www.greenesfield.org/ for more information and to donate directly online. And last but not least, a special thank you to The Needham Women's Club and Needham Little League for giving us a great headstart with raising money for this project!
We will post another update soon as the project takes off!
Caera Horwitz, Greene's Field Fundraising Committee member