About Our Committee
Warwick Playground Dreams is a non-profit made up of a committee of volunteers from all across the town of Warwick who want to rejuvenate the aging playground in Stanley Deming Park. Working together with the Village of Warwick, schools, and the playground designers and building consultants from Play By Design, our plan is to bring a community-designed, community-built ADA-accessible playground to Warwick – one that will stretch the imaginations of all of Warwick’s children while they get the exercise they need to be happy and healthy.
With the hopes of creating an artfully designed playground that the whole community will love, we are reaching out to our children, their parents and any other interested community members to assist in the playground’s design. This will make it more exciting and user-friendly for all. The visioning process for the new playground will take place on April 7, 2017 – Design Day!
Through our Materials and Tools subcommittees, Warwick Playground Dreams will be reaching out to and working with individuals, businesses and organizations to collect and organize donated materials to help reduce the amount of money our Fundraising subcommittee will need to raise for our playground’s budget. Our overall goal is to raise $250,000-$300,000 for the accessible playground and splash pad. Thanks to our fiscal sponsor the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, our non-profit group can accept tax deductible gifts which may be made online with sponsorship naming opportunities available for specific pieces of playground equipment. Gifts can also be made anonymously.
Meanwhile, our Volunteer subcommittee will be busy at work organizing volunteers for various aspects of our project, including of course our much anticipated Build Week. The culmination of many months of hard work, Build Week will bring parents, grandparents, neighbors and other members of the community together to build with their own hands a special place in the heart of our town where children can chase their dreams as well as their friends. We aim for Build Week to occur in the Spring or Fall of 2018.
Our committee is focused on the upgrade and replacement of aging playground equipment in our town’s parks. If the Stanley Deming project is a success, we hope to set our sights on other playgrounds in the town of Warwick.
Our fiscal sponsor – the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
Based in Montgomery, NY, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan “connects people who care with causes that matter.” Established in 1999, the Foundation helps individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that award grants and scholarships, for good, for ever. Since inception, the Foundation, together with its donors and fund representatives, has awarded more than $9.5 million in grants and scholarships. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan currently administers about 250 charitable and project funds that support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation and youth. The Foundation is proud to serve as fiscal sponsor for the Warwick Playground Dreams project.