Our Outdoor Playground
It’s finished! Our beautiful playground was dedicated on May 11. Our dedication was reported on in the Galveston Country Daily News, on KPRC Channel Two News and Houston Life, and on the internet on I-45 Now Facebook site. The links are below:
Galveston County Daily News Front Page
In a time when we’re facing so much bad news, it’s refreshing to focus on the good things, like the support for our House, as in the editorial in the Galveston County Daily News:
Galveston County Daily News Editorial:
It’s a story of dedicated board members, caring benefactors, and needful children. The kids whose families stay at the Ronald McDonald House Galveston need fresh air, a safe and protected place to play, and physical play therapies as they recover from their illnesses and disabilities. The Preface to this story was a donation from the estate of a Doctor who left a sizable legacy for children. Chapter one was an exhaustive analysis of needs and potential solutions coupled with a massive fundraising effort. Plus, specialized architects, permitting, remediation, contracting, and many other things were involved. It was through the tireless efforts of Fredell Rosen and Suzanne Sullivan and their committees, and it’s taken a couple of years, but on November 30, Chapter two commenced with Carl from the contractor Vaughn on-site to begin site preparation and demolition. Many, many thanks to those that have donated their money, time, and efforts to this process.
And we’re on to Chapter Three of our PlaySpace, with the laying of plumbing pipes. For what? What will the finished space look like? How will the patients use the space? Stayed tuned as this exciting project unfolds.
The foundation has been placed. Now the construction begins! Here’s the frame for the new play house in our new playground. It’s starting to take shape. Oh, the play that will happen in this play house on our new playground. Oh, the smiles that will come to the faces of the children dealing with difficult times. What will it look like when it’s finished? Keep checking back here for more updates. We’re excited!!! If you haven’t ordered your paver for the pathway to the playground yet, you can still be part of the fun. Purchase at: