PHPC is committed to welcoming, nurturing, and including children and their families in the full life of the church, and that includes play. Providing a safe, age-appropriate, and exciting playground is a significant way we communicate that children are important to us and welcome in our congregation. PHPC’s playground is used by member and visitor children on Sunday mornings, by our preschool during the week, and by community groups meeting on our campus, like MOMS Club of Duluth, Brownies, and AA.
Our current playground equipment has served us well for many years, but is graded only for residential use, and the wear and tear of commercial use has made several of the pieces unsafe. As we look toward resuming a full slate of church activities including Church School, childcare during worship, and Vacation Bible School, as well as reopening Pleasant Hill Preschool for the 2021-22 school year and inviting outside groups to meet onsite once again, taking action is necessary to ensure our children have a place to play that reflects PHPC’s commitment to young families.
Rooted in Faith will provide a bright and welcoming playground renovation by
- removing damaged and unsafe equipment
- addressing drainage issues
- redesigning the play area by moving the outer fence and retaining wall, enlarging the play space for trikes and free play, and installing a low wall with fence for safety
- installing new commercial-grade equipment geared toward a variety of ages with a focus on both safety and engagement for our younger children.