In October, we celebrated a significant milestone with our 3rd annual How-To Workshop. Over the course of two days, we led a passionate and diverse group- including those impacted by disabilities, park department professionals, as well as landscape architects- in learning how to design, fund, and build their very own Harper’s Playground. The enthusiasm and dedication of the participants was truly inspiring, and the event was a resounding success.
As part of the workshop, participants had the opportunity to explore the transformational impact of Harper’s Playground firsthand through tours of various playgrounds that we have inspired, empowered, consulted on, or partnered with. These playgrounds include Couch Park, Gateway Discovery Park, Esther Short Park, and our newly opened project, Marshall Park. Together, we all witnessed the pure joy that an inclusive play space can provide. The popularity of the sites we visited, even on a blustery fall day, demonstrates the importance of the collaborative efforts of our community and supporters in continuing our mission.
And just last week, we traveled to Bothell, Washington to host a Community Design Workshop where local leaders and the public came to learn about our mission and provide input on the inclusive playgrounds coming to their city through a partnership with Harper’s Playground.