Playground Campaign

Our vision is to create a welcoming and safe outdoor space for Grace and community families to enjoy.  These areas can provide our growing congregation with more places to connect in smaller groups.  It's another way to reach our community, bringing families to our church and hopefully enabling more people to know, love, and serve Jesus.

Our current playground structure is nearing the end of its life.  We will tear down this structure and replace it with a playground tailored to ages 0-5.  Then, we'll build a gathering space on the south lawn that includes a pavilion for all ages and a multi-age playground.

From now until November 5, financial gifts can be made in the following ways:

  • (Please designate "playground campaign" with your gift.)
  • Drop your gift in the offering box on Sunday. (Please designate "playground campaign" with your gift.)
  • Mail a check to Grace PCA at 3312 Calvin Drive, Lawrence, Kansa 66049.  (Please designate "playground campaign" with your gift.)

East Playground

The current playground is nearing the end of its life.  It cannot be repaired in a long-lasting way, and purchasing parts or gently used is not cost-efficient.  Therefore, the current set will be removed and a set similar to this will be installed with a special type of playground mulch.  Also, the toddler area will be resurfaced, a new fence installed in that area, and the excavators will be replaced by other small play structures on new surfacing.  The committee is working to add shade to the plans as well.


The photo at right is a sample.  What we hope to install will likely be 28' x 38', will include lights, fans, and electricity, and will be built to aesthetically coordinate with the church-house.  Tables would be moveable to allow for the versatility of this area.

South Playground

The south playground will look much like this one.  The surface will be a pour-in-place surfacing that can be repaired in parts as time passes.  If financing allows, we'll add swings and a Gaga Ball area.  The playset is designed for all ages, will be close to the building, and will not be fenced.  We hope the community around our church-house will feel welcomed here.