|Construction Drawing of Joey's Park|
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.