Run-down playground to be renovated

  • Members of the charity MAMA are embarking on a fundraising campaign to renovate and revamp the dilapidated Windreach playground (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Members of the charity MAMA are embarking on a fundraising campaign to renovate and revamp the dilapidated Windreach playground (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


A family charity has launched a fundraising campaign to renovate a run-down playground for children.

MAMA hopes to create a tree house and additional swings, slides and other activities at the old WindReach playground in Warwick.

The group has already raised $15,000 to get the project off the ground but is now looking for corporate donations and local expertise to make their vision a reality.

Rebecca Lucking, MAMA’s president and project manager, told The Royal Gazette that the group hoped to be able to start work later in the summer.

“The new playground has been designed to incorporate traditional play structures alongside many natural elements to challenge and stimulate imagination and creativity,” Ms Lucking said.

“Without large, garish plastic structures, our playground will integrate with the landscape and spark children’s imaginations.

“There will be opportunity to play with nature from climbing boulders and logs, crawling through tunnels, digging in the sand, collecting leaves and making mud pies. It will be a place where children can have fun and get dirty.”

The first phase of development, which is expected to cost about $300,000 in total, will see the construction of an adventure treehouse that is currently being designed by CAPCO, a firm based in England.

The next phases will provide swings, slides, a roundabout and trampoline designed to be accessible to children of varying physical abilities.

MAMA has already received a $2,500 donation from the Bermuda Yacht Racing Association to help the project on its way.

Erica Davidson, Windreach executive director, said: “The playground is in great need of rejuvenation. We are so thrilled that MAMA has offered to do this on our behalf.

“It is an area of our property that needs to be addressed but due to limited resources we have not been able to make it a focus.”

• To find out more about the project or to donate time or money to the initiative, go to www.boundlessbermuda.com or e-mail becky@boundlessbermuda.com

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Published Mar 1, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 1, 2017 at 9:35 am)

Run-down playground to be renovated

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