project leader
Francie S
Williamson at Peach
(Evergreen Historic District)
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Park Clean-Up Day

the project

Williamson Park, located in Midtown Memphis, is a beautiful area with the potential to be a great place for local families to spend time outdoors! We are planning to improve the playground at Williamson park and make it a safer environment. To do so, we would like to add swings. We also want to make the park a more well-known place to come and spend time. Our wish is that the park would become a fun, safe place for the community to spend time together!

the steps

1. Clean up the existing playground equipment.

2. Replace swings.

3. Purchase temporary, lightweight, and removable soccer goals.

4. Spread the word about this great place to come and spend time outdoors with family and friends!

why we're doing it

Each member of our group, which is made up of 3 high school students at Hutchison School, has a different reason that she wants to make the park a better place!

Ruthie just moved in about a block away from the park, and she wants to create a place where she can go to meet her new neighbors and feel involved in her new community.

Katie Elizabeth, who lives about 5 minutes from the park, wants to help out the midtown Memphis community that she has lived in since she was born. She has always had an interest in the community and is very excited to make a change. 

Francie, who's house backs up to the park, spent a lot of time playing in the park when she was younger. Since then, the playground structure has been vandalized and the tire swing has been removed. She would like to see the park be as great (or better) than it was when she was younger.


2 signs from Compliance Signs: $100

Mulch from Home Depot: $100

PVC Pipes: $80

4 soccer goal nets: $100

Cleaning materials: $300 (we will buy all of this from Home Depot, it includes scrub brushes, bleach, sandpaper, gloves, a drop cloth, paint, metal prep and conditioner, spray paint, trash bags, water buckets, and we accounted for the fact that there will probably be a few other materials we need.)

Logs: We are still trying to find a place where we can buy logs, but they should not cost more than $100. We have added this to the budget, and if we do not use all of the money we will buy new playground swings for the park with what is leftover. The swings they have now are usable, but they could be better.

ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $39
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $23

RAISED = $877.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $41.76
less 3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $25.54

Revised Budget, 11/11/2014

The money we were planning to use for the logs is now going to be used to buy mulch to make parking spaces.


Park Clean-Up Day

Wishes for Williamson is hosting a park clean-up day on March 21st, 2015 from 1-4. There will be music and food for volunteers, and we would love for many of our neighbors to come and help out. 

We will be cleaning the playground, painting, making parking spaces, and building soccer goals, so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Also bring paint brushes and rollers, buckets, large sponges (like you would use to wash a car), and hose extenders to use if you have any lying around!


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Granny
  • Katie S.
  • Karen Ullman
  • Chris and Chip Cooper-Williamson
  • Blue Sky Couriers
  • Thomas M.
  • Emily taylor
  • Brian, Gretchen, and Matthew Stroud
  • Cara Greenstein
  • SK, Anna and Gabe
  • Sandy Harris
  • JTH