News from the playground! August 2019

New Project Launched in Vancouver, Washington

We are excited to share the news about our next big project!  Marshall Park in Vancouver, Washington is a 14-acre community park serving the downtown and central Vancouver area.  Through Project Play: Marshall Park, the playground area is undergoing a complete redesign using our radically inclusive model.  And to help make it possible, an anonymous donor has led with a $500,000 donation to kick-start this approximately $2M project.  Harper’s Playground will provide consultation on design, and will lead the funding and construction phases of the project.  We are delighted to be working with our partners, Vancouver Parks & Recreation, and especially appreciate the leadership of Parks Director, Julie Hannon.  This is very exciting news!

Find more information about the Project Play HERE, and to support the project, visit the Harper’s Playground Marshall Park site HERE.  Learn more about the project at our annual gala, the Summer(ish) Soiree on September 13th! 


Get Your Tickets for the Summer(ish) Soiree!

We’re bringing the party indoors this year!  The Summer(ish) Soiree is Friday September 13th at Castaway, and it’s not to be missed! 

We can’t wait to see you, and celebrate the power of play together on this fun night.  Our lineup of amazing sponsors, food, auction packages, as well as our friends at Piano Push Play will make this event unique and special.

Head on over to the event website HERE and snag your tickets.  We’ve kept the price at $125/individual and $250 per couple, with $1,000 for a table of 10. 

We’ll be raising funds in support of our newest project, Marshall Park in Vancouver, WA, as well as celebrating the progress we’ve made on Anna & Abby’s Yard in Forest Grove!  

Interested in volunteering for the event and being part of the behind-the-scenes action?  Please join us!  Visit the Soiree Volunteer Sign-up Page to get signed up!


Join Us at the Ballgame!

Harper’s Playground is teaming up with the Hillsboro Hops in support of Anna & Abby’s Yard!  Join us on Sunday August 18th at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro – first pitch at 4pm!  Tickets are only $17 and a portion of every ticket supports Anna & Abby’s Yard, an inclusive playground being built in Forest Grove.  Follow this LINK to purchase tickets!


Community Play Day – Fun for Everyone! August 24th

Come join Harper’s Playground at Community Play Day! Community Play Day is a free community event celebrating inclusion and play, with a variety of local entertainment, food, and fun for all. Everybody is welcome!

LOCATION: Gateway Discovery Park
ADDRESS: 10520 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220
DATE: Saturday, August 24th, 2019 
EVENT TIME (Open to Public): 10 AM – 2 PM
COST TO ATTEND:  FREE!

Interested in having a table or being a vendor at Community Play Day? Vendors are still welcome to apply!  

Follow this LINK to submit your vendor application!  A recommended donation of $25-$75 is requested, and a payment form will be sent once we receive your application.


A big THANK YOU to our event partners and sponsors, including:

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