We reached our playground fundraising goal of $20,000! OF/SS submitted the Mastenbrook grant application to the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) which is a matching funds grant through Fairfax County. On March 11th, the FCPA Planning and Development Committee presented our grant application to the voting board and it was approved to go to the next step. The final step is the approval of the grant funds which happens March 25th.
Once the grant is approved (and the weather cooperates), then the FCPA will begin work on our playground. As stated in the neighborhood newsletter, the playground equipment will be removed, and the turtle will be removed temporarily to be refurbished. The new equipment is scheduled to be installed by late Spring/early Summer. The sidewalk in front of the playground will be closed during construction and there will be a time period when no equipment will be in the park. The FCPA will do their best to limit the amount time when there is no playground equipment.
Thank you to all our generous donors and all those who supported this project. Our playground is becoming a reality!
Please let me know if you have questions.