Money and know-how to make your playground dreams come true

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Ready, set, go

Ready, Set, Go

Your Dream Playground project profile is complete! It is now visible to potential volunteers and donors.

I voted
I Voted

Vote for your favorite project in the Playground Design Contest or the Playground Video Contest.

Early adopter
Early Adopter

I helped test Our Dream Playground!

Donor
Donor

Help make someone's dream come true! Make a donation to a playground project.

Ringleader
Ringleader

Take the lead on a playground project. It's a huge job-but somebody has to do it!

Build vet
Build Vet

Volunteer on a Build Day for a playground project.

Team captain
Team Captain

Captain of one of the seven teams dedicated to building your dream playground.

Construction team
Construction Team

This group is responsible for finding the best playground equipment money can buy.

Food team
Food Team

The Food Team plays a key role in making volunteers productive, happy, and energetic... by feeding their appetites.

Fundraising team
Fundraising Team

The fundraising team raises all of the cash needed for the project.

Logistics team
Logistics Team

The Logistics team works behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Pr team
PR Team

The PR Team will be working closely with local media and will also produce all project flyers, banners, and posters.

Youth team
Children's Activities Team

The Children's Activities team gets children and youth involved in every aspect of the project.

Opinion maker
Opinion Maker

Start Talking! Add a comment to a photo, playground record, or blog post.

Volunteer team
Volunteer Team

The Volunteer Recruitment team is responsible for securing volunteers needed throughout the entire process.

Safety team
Safety Team

The Safety team makes sure that the playspace build is safe for everyone involved, and educates local children about playspace safety.

Alumni
Alumni

Member of the Alumni Network, a group of veteran playground builders.

Mentor
Mentor

Provide advice and help to a project on Our Dream Playground.

Alumni leadership council
Alumni Leadership Council

Member of the Alumni Leadership Council

Spruce grantee
Spruce Grantee

Earn a grant to help spruce up your playspace (and then tell us about it!)

Lights, camera, play!
Lights, Camera, Play!

Share a video to the online community, or upload a video in the Playground Video Contest.

Busy bee
Busy Bee

Volunteer for a playground build BEFORE the day of the build.

Ahoy
Ahoy!

Recruit all team captains for your project.

Had our dream
Had Our Dream

Hold a Design Day, where local kids imagine what their dream playground would be.

Wish granted
Wish Granted

Receive a grant to help fund the building of your playground project.

Ready, set, go
Ready, Set, Go

Your Dream Playground project profile is complete! It is now visible to potential volunteers and donors.

In the bank
In the Bank!

Raised X% of total money needed.

Site secured
Site Secured

Secure the land for your playground project.

1st dollar donated
1st Dollar Donated

Receive your first donation.

Dream came true
Dream Came True!

Build your dream playground!

Lights, camera, action!
Lights, Camera, Action!

Upload a video to your playground project.

Donor1-proj
Receive Donation

Congratulations on receiving a donation!

Recruit_youth_co-chairs
Youth Scout

You recruited youth co-chairs to help with your playground project!

Evaluate_playspace_sites
Took a Look

You took a look! You evaluated playspace sites in your neighborhood!

Conduct_a_site_evaluation
Site Inspector

You helped conduct your site evaluation!

Conduct_utility_and_soil_checks
Check It Twice

Checkin' it twice... Your utility check and soil tests are complete!

Choose_your_site
X Marks the Spot

X marks the spot! You helped choose your playground site!

Estimate_the_number_of_build_volunteers
Best Guess

You took your best guess! You estimated the number of build volunteers!

Research_playspace_safety_guidelines
Safety First

Safety First! You helped research playspace safety guidelines!

Discuss_acounting_procedures
Check the Math

You've discussed your accounting procedures! Don't forget to check the math!

Determine_which_events_require_food_service
Who's Hungry?

Who's hungry? You've determined which events need food service!

Establish_a_construction_team_timeline
Final Countdown

Countdown! You helped establish a Construction Team timeline!

Create_a_project_plan
Hatched a Plan

You hatched a project plan for your playground!

Create_a_pr_strategy
Ready for Your Closeup

Get ready for your closeup! You helped create a PR strategy for your playground build!

Assign_food_prep_responsibilities_for_upcoming_meetings_and_dd
Fire Up The Grill

Fire up the grill! You helped assign food prep responsibilities!

Devise_a_fundraising_strategy
Money Matters

Money matters! You helped devise a fundraising strategy!

Investigate_existing_facilities_at_build_site_and_create_a_site_map
Site Surveyed

You surveyed your build site and created a site map!

Identify_your_story
Project Storyteller

You identified your story! Now share it with the world!

Design done
Design Done

Chose a design for your playground.

All hands on deck
All Hands on Deck

Recruit all volunteers needed for your project.

Chow time
Chow Time

All food donations have been committed!

Site prepped
Site Prepped

The build site is prepared and ready to be built upon.

Spit & polish
Spit & Polish

Complete a plan for ongoing maintenance after the build.

What are badges?

You'll earn badges for project tasks you complete, like recruiting team captains, ordering equipment, and getting your first donation.

Badges help to qualify your project for fundraising and grant opportunities — and they increase your project's chances of being highlighted on the Our Dream Playground homepage, which will help you attract more donors and volunteers.

Badges also help us identify YOU as someone who is committed to saving play! You can earn personal badges for sharing photos, adding updates, participating in our online trainings, and much more.

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