Community Build Volunteers Needed :: Joey's Park


Construction Drawing of Joey's Park
BAC students are invited to join hundreds of other design students, architects, builders, and residents in an exciting community build project this fall!

Sign up now to help the residents of Belmont rebuild Joey's Park - an iconic wooden castle that served as a community playground structure before being torn down this past summer. The new structure will be erected as part of a several-day Community Build, akin to a "barn-raising," on October 9-14, 2013.

The new playground was designed with input from local elementary students and will boast fun features such as a 60’ zip line and a tunnel that is carved through a hill. The structure will be built out of composite materials intended to look like wood. It will have a natural aesthetic and character similar to the old playground – complete with castle-like turrets and exciting mazes. This will truly be a spectacular place for generations of kids!

Volunteers will work in teams of approximately 10 people with a crew captain assigned to each team. There are three volunteer shifts each day (8 am – 12:30 pm including lunch, 12:30-5 pm including dinner and 5-8 pm), but volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts if schedules allow.

The project site is accessible via public transportation - several buses from Harvard Square, a 15 minute walk from Alewife T stop on the red line, or a 10 minute walk from Belmont Center Commuter line.

Practice hours are available for volunteers. If you are interested in getting Practice Hours or, for more information, email Len Charney, Head, Practice.