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The Process


A playground designed by kids for kids! Built by the community for the community!

A playground for our community’s children will truly involve all of us. It will begin with community design days where area children will share their visions of their dream playground to incorporate into the design of Playscape 2.0. Playground designers will piece the ideas together to create a final design to be unveiled in late August.

Then, kids and adults of all ages will be asked to donate their time, resources and energy to plan and build the new playground at Island Park. Construction is scheduled for spring 2017. We hope you can join in the fun and excitement of ISLAND PARK PLAYSCAPE 2.0!



Design Day is where Playscape 2.0 takes shape. A playground design team from Sinclair Recreation and GameTime Playgrounds will gather information from area children to help create a playground design unique to our community.

  • In-School Design Days: May 4 and 5
    • Local schools – On May 4 and 5, playground designers will visit various local elementary schools during the school day. Children will be asked to draw, sketch or paint their dream playground and give input on what they would like to see in a local playscape.
  • Community-Wide Design Night: May 5 at 7 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Library
    • The design team will also hold an evening design opportunity for Isabella County kids of all ages and their families. Be sure to bring a picture of your dream playground to give to the designers to help build the new playground!

The public is invited to the Community-Wide Design Night. All are welcome to attend to learn more about this exciting project.


This is the “nuts and bolts” of making a project like Playscape 2.0 happen –fundraising and securing in-kind donations, generating public awareness of the project, and signing up volunteers to help make Playscape 2.0 a reality.

If you’d like to volunteer to help make Playscape 2.0 a success – Click Here.

Playscape 2.0 depends upon the generosity of area donors, both of cash and in-kind donations of food or skilled labor. You can make a donation today by visiting our Donation Page: Click Here.


Professional consultants will work on-site with an enthusiastic army of volunteers. In the space of just a few days, our community will transform Island Park’s Playscape 2.0 – community-designed and community-built, a place for ALL of our children to play for many years to come!

Want to volunteer for Build Week? Contact the Playscape 2.0 Volunteer Coordinator by Clicking Here.