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Building a modern space in the Market for our preschoolers to play

Posted March 4, 2022

This long-neglected space in the Market really should be the brightest place of all. It’s where Market kids go outside to breath fresh air, get out the wiggles and use their bodies and imagination to develop new skills.

The current playground conditions are severely deteriorated and limited due to a lack of natural light and open space for kids to play. Current conditions prevent two classrooms of crawlers and waddlers from playing, leaving them inside the classroom or limited to Market walks.

This spring, construction begins on the Market’s preschool playground to create a dynamic, versatile space that allows Pike Market kids to invent, create and build social, cognitive and physical skills in a more open and spacious natural setting. We are excited to transform the playground to become a modern educational space for the next generation of students!


Our rendering of the open and innovative playspace:

Watch for lifesize artwork by La Ru of Robot vs Sloth to adorn the new play space!


Thank you to our donors who are making this playground renovation possible:

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