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Postponed! - Playground Ribbon Cutting - Friday 10 AM

We are concerned about little hands and feet so are postponing.  New date will be announced shortly.


Please join us to celebrate our new playground with a formal ribbon cutting this Friday 11/10/2017 at 10:00 am. Children are encouraged!   

This is the culmination of two years of fundraising, planning, and finally building, so we look forward to seeing many friends at this celebration.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan will be there to celebrate with us and help us acknowledge the hard work of the Department of General Services and the Recreation Department.  We'll also be thanking our major donors: the Lobo Family in memory of Angelo & Victoria Lobo,  Stonehenge Gardens,  Dolores Hamilton, the Bender Family Foundation, and the Wildflower Fund, as well as the many individual donors who purchased commemorative bricks or made donations.   This playground could not have happened without these private donations large and small.

You'll also have the opportunity to sing along with our neighbor Ruth Pelham to celebrate the spirit of welcome and inclusion that our new playground represents.  Ruth Pelham is a performer, educator, community builder, and the founder of Music Mobile that for forty years has brought love and learning to people of all ages. She is currently working on The Music Mobile Legacy Project to highlight the story of the Music Mobile and the generations of people it has touched.

Please dress warmly and bring spoons or other simple homemade instruments to play along with as part of the "Buckingham Pond Community Band." 

Playground is Open

The playground is playable!  Few last cosmetic things still need cleaning up, but the kids were having a great time this weekend.
We are planning an official ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday 11/10.  The time has not been finalized, and will be posted here as soon as it is.

Playground Progress

Photos from today.  Our playground is coming along.  The installers are almost done and we are moving quickly towards borders, surfacing and play!

Low water Level this weekend

The Water department let us know that they will be lowering the water level in the pond because a whole lotta rain is coming. They do this from time to time before big storms. Our special pond is a critical part of the municipal storm water system and helps keep water out of people's basements between the pond and the Hudson.

Be proud, your pond is making an important difference!

Thanks to the City of Albany Department of Water & Water Supply for letting us know.

Playground Update Tuesday 10/24

Work continued through the weekend.  The outlines are taking shape.   These pictures are from Monday 10/23

Next Meeting

Please join us at the next board meeting.  Board meetings are the best way to find out what we are doing and get more involved.
Next meeting:
Monday January 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM
(We generally meet the first Monday of each month)
Bach Branch of Albany Public Library
455 New Scotland Ave

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