Second Playground Design Day

Yikes, it’s been a long time between posts! Will you accept non-napping children and my visiting mother as excuses?

Actually, in the background all of us on the committee to rebuilding AP Rounds Playground at Broadway and MacArthur have been busy connecting with the very supportive and enthusiastic folks at Stoneham Town Hall, the Stoneham Board of Selectmen, the Stoneham Theater, the North Shore Family Network, the organizers of the Winchester FANSplash projectand of the Moulton Playground rebuilding project.

We had the second design day last week, this time at the Stoneham Senior Center. Thank you to all who came and sent in suggestions by email. It isn’t too late to put in your two cents (though we’d prefer a few dollars – ha!) and you can send suggestions to me at

I’ll let the pictures do the talking about the actual design evening. It was very successful with input from parents, children, and the Stoneham Little League.

The next step is that our very lovely and competent landscape designer from Garden Simplicity will draw up plans. In early July, we will then go before the Selectmen’s Open Space and Recreation Committee in the hopes that they will be just as enthusiastic as us in supporting this project.

As a parting shot I would just like to say that even though my family has lived in Stoneham for only 5 1/2 years, we think this community is awesome. It may start with a playground, but it takes the proverbial village to raise a family, build resources and strengthen the community.

If you would like to become involved with the playground project (or just to send in your support), email me at, “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter, and read the blog.

This blog post first appeared in the Stoneham Patch:





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