NEWTON COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT ON MURPHY FIELD
Saturday, May 30th at 6:30 pm (and a rain date June 6th)
“The Perfect Game” showing @ 8:00 pm
Helping the playground at Albemarle fields ….
For more than 50 years, the Horace Mann Playground at Albemarle Park has been a popular playing destination for elementary school children. Located in Newtonville, MA, the playground is adjacent to the Albemarle Park, a public park in Newtonville, on Albemarle Road. Built to serve the students of Horace Mann School, a Newton public elementary school (grades k-12), the playground is open to the public. It is conveniently located in the southwest corner of Albemarle Park, so it gets a lot of use by children outside of school hours who live in and near the community.
A group of concerned parents with children attending Horace Mann has decided to step-up and help raise the money needed to fix the Horace Mann Playground before the 2015-6 school year begins. We have formed a sub-committee under a registered 501c3 organization associated with the Park to coordinate the fund raising efforts.
After conducting an assessment of the playground structure that is in disrepair, we have determined it will be wiser and less expensive over the long-term, to replace the complete structure with weather resistant materials.
We are seeking input from Horace Mann students, teachers, and the community at-large to ensure that this is a collective, community process. In collaboration with the Horace Mann School Principal, Mark Nardelli and the Physical Education Teacher, David Tynes, and with the support of the City of Newton and the Friends of Albemarle, we will develop a new structure that is age- and ability-diverse to suit all children well.
The estimated the cost of this project is $200,000. We have obtained a commitment from the City of Newton for $75,000 and an additional $10,000 from the Horace Mann Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
Now, we need your help to raise the remaining amount.
Please help us to keep this Playground a safe, fun environment for all children who come to play there. We feel confident that this project will be successful with your contribution!
OR FOLLOW THIS LINK TO DONATE ON-LINE
Preliminary renderings of the project
(click on an image to enlarge)