Play Time! Construction of the Codfish Park Playground is Almost Complete

Entrance at Codfish Park Playground

At long last, the construction of a new playground and park at the Land Bank’s Codfish Park property is nearing completion. The play structures and paths have been installed and grass has been planted. In the spring, additional trees and plants will go in, as well as several benches, a picnic table, bike racks, and a drinking fountain.

After receiving full support from the Land Bank for the initial concept, a few dedicated Sconset mothers organized to form the ‘Sconset Playground and Park Committee and diligently began fundraising. The result was over whelming community support. Over 80 families and several island foundations contributed upwards of $160,000 for creation of the park. The committee is still actively fundraising to finish this project and anyone wishing to donate can donate here.

The park plan was developed through the collaborative efforts of local  landscape designer, Julie Jordin of Garden Design Company and playground designer, Fred Martin of Environment Design. Their mutual goal was to create an integrated play space that elicited a connectedness to nature and fit within the historical context of Codfish Park. The park will act as a living classroom by exhibiting native plants that are pollinator-focused to attract bees, butterflies and birds. The wooden play structures have been custom-made and are nautically-themed. They are natural in color, modest in size, and grounded in a fall-zone made of sand all to fit within the ‘Sconset aesthetic and surrounding natural environment. Furthermore, the park is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We are delighted to announce that it will finally be open and ready for play this spring!