Bring the kids for a day of fun in the summer sun! People4Parks will be hosting its first PlayDate in the Park in conjunction with Kidz Day on the Farm, on Sunday, May 18, 10 am – 1 pm in the Windsor Town Green Playground. The event is free, fun and open to all ages.
Members of People4Parks will be giving out free ice cream to the first 100 visitors, offering 144 personalized tiles for the new seating wall and explaining the upgrades to the Town Green Playground. Plus, guests who have already purchased their tiles will be able to paint their tiles during the event!
“Since it is the focus of our first financing project, the Windsor Town Green Playground is the ideal location for our summer kickoff event,” said People4Parks President Bethany Browning. “We’re inviting the community to join us for some ice cream, games and tile painting. They’ll have some fun, and we’ll have the opportunity to share our plans for the playground.”
People4Parks’s current goal is to finance the upgrade of the Windsor Town Green Playground. The enhancements will include a rubberized surface for softer landings, wider sidewalks for greater accessibility and ADA compliance, innovative play equipment for children of all ages and developmental abilities and CoolTopper® Shade Systems that eliminate 90% of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation—and keep the play area up to 30-degrees cooler.
“Upgrades to the Windsor Town Green Playground are not only wanted, they’re necessary,” said Browning. “The equipment is over 13 years old, it’s outdated and needs more shade. The upgrades will offer modern, innovative play structures that require less maintenance, safer surfaces and right-sized items for smaller children. It’s the centerpiece of the Town Green, and we envision creating a beautiful, safe, inclusive space for families to gather.”
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Notice something new? The Windsor Parks & Recreation Foundation has adopted the nickname People4Parks. We are still a California 501c3 Non-Profit under the name Windsor Parks & Recreation Foundation, but when you see us out and about town, we’ll be sporting our snazzy new People4Parks logo.
Our rebranding is the first in a series of new initiatives to help our grassroots organization raise funds to oversee the expansion and enhancement of Windsor’s play structures, as well as other parks-related projects.
The change comes on the heels of the acceptance of a new strategic plan, the creation of task forces to oversee the completion of projects and a reinvigorated focus on its flagship project: the upgrade of the Windsor Town Green Play Structure.
“The shift to ‘People4Parks’ reaffirms our grassroots status,” explains President Bradley Sherwood. “We truly are a group of volunteers, members of the community who care about parks. Our goal is to complete projects that will make Windsor’s parks the most beautiful, safest and most accessible in Sonoma County.”
People4Parks is also actively pursuing national grants for the funding of the upgrades. Plus, after the custom tiles for the tile walls are sold out, People4Parks will launch a program offering residents customized bricks on the pathways surrounding the Windsor Town Green Play Structure.
“People4Parks has exciting plans for the future,” said Sherwood. “We’ll be announcing even more initiatives, opportunities to get involved and public events in the next few months. It’s never been a better time to be a parks supporter in Windsor.”
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Rotary Club of Windsor Awards $25,000 to Foundation for Expansion Effort
(Windsor, CA) The Windsor Parks and Recreation Foundation applauds the Windsor Town Council’s approval of appropriating $15,000 to prepare project design and construction documents for the Town Green Playground Expansion project.The Foundation has chosen to support and fundraise for the expansion of the Town Green playground that will include the addition of enhanced and inclusive play elements that will be added to the existing two play structures.The total cost of the project is estimated at approximately $200,000.The Town had planned to complete the project in fiscal year 2012/13 by utilizing Capitol Redevelopment (RDA) Funds, however those funds are no longer available since the Governor dissolved RDAs statewide.
“The Foundation is excited to work with the Town and our community to help raise the necessary funds to complete this important project located in the heart of Windsor’s Town Green,” said Foundation President Warin Parker.“Momentum is growing in support of this project.We are honored to have received a grant from the Rotary Club of Windsor in the amount of $25,000 that will be used to help complete the expanded playground.The Foundation is grateful for the service and support provided by the Rotary Club of Windsor.Our community is family-oriented and that is reflected in the amount of youth that play on the Town Green.The expansion project will not only improve accessibility to the play structures for disabled youth, but will also provide a state-of-the-art social and play hub for youth and their parents.”
The primary goal of the Foundation will be to solicit and receive donations for a variety of playground elements for the project, such as shade structures, benches, seat walls with donor tiles and engraved brick pavers that will replace the decomposed granite walkway that parallels the existing timeline walk.
Established in 2011, the Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, a separate legal entity from the Town of Windsor.The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders and volunteers working to enhance Windsor’s parks facilities and recreational programs by soliciting and raising private donations.Learn more about the Foundation online at www.windsorparks.org. For more information on the project, please contact Town of Windsor Parks and Recreation Director Donna Legge at (707) 838-5307.