Campaign 4 The Playground

Help support the new Mashashimuet Park playground by donating today!


The Park & Recreation Association of Sag Harbor (“The Park Board”) is excited to embark on a renovation of the Mashashimuet Park playground.  The project started in early 2016 through a partnership with the nationally known playground design company, Leathers & Associates.  As a first step, a designer from Leathers & Associates was sent to consult with the Park Board and meet with the the most important constituents of the Park, the children of Sag Harbor.

A sample design from a student at Sag Harbor Elementary School

A sample design from a student at Sag Harbor Elementary School

On March 29, Sag Harbor Elementary School hosted playground designer Jim Houghton for “Design Day” where students had the opportunity to draw sketches of their dream playgrounds.  Jim then sat down with each grade to gather more feedback on what they envisioned for their new playground.  Incorporating all of this input, Jim drafted an initial design for the playground, which Park Board President, Gregg Schiavoni and Vice President, Janine Rayano presented to the elementary school on June 10.

Given that Mashashimuet Park is privately funded, the Park Board now aims to kick off a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of the project and help bring Mashashimuet Park a playground that the children of Sag Harbor will enjoy for years to come.


Draft design based on student input

Initial design schematic

Detailed draft design of the new playground

Detailed draft design of the new playground

Playground Features

  • Whale with blowhole climber, net and tunnel
  • Whaling boat with windmill with rock climb, giant twisty slide, & coil climber
  • Train and passenger car with double slide and engine tunnel
  • Castle rock climber
  • Balance beams, wavy monkey bars, tightrope walk
  • Triple wavy-straight-bumpy slide
  • 11 new swings

Next Steps
We are running an aggressive campaign to raise $500,000 for the new playground project with various programs and fundraising events planned.  Please consider making an online donation today or by sending a check made payable to the Park and Recreation Association of Sag Harbor, PO Box 1653, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

With your help, we can give the children of Sag Harbor the playground they deserve.

December fundraising letter to Sag Harbor residents

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