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Lee F
1738 Galloway Ave.
(Evergreen Historic District in Midtown Memphis)
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the project

Even though we have reached our goal, please continue to give. Playground equipment - even small features - are very expensive ranging from $1000-$5000 each! The more we raise beyond our goal, the better we can make our beloved playground.

The Trinity (United Methodist Church) playground is a much-loved and much-used playground in the Evergreen Historic District neighborhood of Memphis, Tenn. Unfortunately, when Trinity preschool closed in 2011, the support and maintenance system in place for the playground, also went away. The playground has several pieces of broken equipment, and the equipment that does work, is in need of updating and/or maintenance. We would like to raise funds to repair the current equipment, as well as add new structures, to include play systems for older children.


the steps

Feb/March 2015 - Gather ideas using an online neighborhood survey.

April 2015 - ANF Architects and Friends of Trinity Playground host ideation session with neighborhood children and families.

May 2015 - ANF submits a menu of improvements to Friends of Trinity Playground and neighbors.

Summer 2015 - Multiple workdays to repair existing and install new equipment.

Fall 2015 - Ribbon cutting party and PlayDay celebration at Trinity Playground.

why we're doing it

Though in disrepair, this playground is a popular gathering spot for children and families. We would like to make this playgound more appealing to our neighbors, including those with older children.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 9.22.15):

Available funding for playground improvements is $13,690.19. The total estimate for new equipment, shipping, supervision, and some materials (concrete) is $11,131. The balance of funding will be used to purchase paint and any other required materials, concrete for the donor recognition area, refreshments for the workdays and grand opening.


RAISED = $14,429.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $419.24
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $13,974.76

Ideation/Workday refreshments - $300

Clean-up supplies - $700

Materials to repair existing equipment (like the bouncy thing) - $2,000
New play features selected from ANF plans and survey suggestions - $7,000

SUBTOTAL = $10,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335



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