Eastsound Village Green Play Area Design

Open House to Review Designs for Playground-on-the Green

Monday, Feb. 25, 2:30-4:00pm or 6:00-7:30pm, Eastsound Fire Station

Over the past several years, as the EPRC and citizen committees have explored a vision for Eastsound, young parents have repeatedly asked for a playground for their children in the village core. In 2018, the EPRC, partnering with County Parks and Orcas citizen volunteers, received a $55,000 Lodging-Tax grant to construct a small playground in the northwest corner of the Village Green.

The goal from the beginning has been to create a playground that echoes the design and materials of the Stage-on-the-Green. County Parks has contracted with GreenWorks, a design company in Portland, OR that specializes in nature-based playgrounds, to design the space. The Design Committee (Ken Katz, (Project Manager); Zack Leck, David Kau, Chuck Greening, Margaret Payne and Paul Kamin (EPRC), Dona Wuthnow, (County Parks) invites your input on designs that feature glacial-erratic rocks and peeled logs as central features.

Bring your kids and join us at one of two public meetings — Monday, Feb. 25, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station — at which Ben Johnson of GreenWorks will present draft designs and receive questions and comments. Playground construction will begin late winter or early spring. Like the Stage, the playground is a community project. Volunteers are welcome!