Enhancement
projects

Step-by-step instructions to transform the area around a playspace into an inviting place for your community

How to build a 10' x 10' stage

A stage enhances the play area by giving children a place to put on skits and plays, and serves as a space to...
8 hours Play elements
8 volunteers Complex

How to build a 12' x 12' stage

A stage enhances the play area by giving children a place to put on skits and plays, and serves as a space to...
8 hours Play elements
8 volunteers Complex

How to build a bean bag toss

A Bean Bag Toss (otherwise know as Cornhole) is a fun way to add play opportunities in a smaller space. The...
4 hours Play elements
3 volunteers Complex

How to build a bulletin board

A community bulletin board allows the community a space to post information about the playspace, upcoming...
8 hours Other
6 volunteers Complex

How to build a chalkboard

A chalkboard gives children a space to be artists! Children can collaborate to make murals, play chalk games...
6 hours Play elements
6 volunteers Complex

How to build a children's picnic table

Adults and children appreciate having plenty of seating areas in and near their playspace. Picnic tables...
4 hours Seating
5 volunteers Complex

How to build a double shade structure

Shade is a very important topic for many communities when it comes to their children. The structure not only...
6 hours Shading
12 volunteers Complex

How to build a double shade structure with metal roof

Shade is a very important topic for many communities when it comes to their children. The structure not only...
6 hours Shading
4 volunteers Complex

How to build a Gaga pit

Ga-ga is a fast-paced, dodgeball-style game played in a fenced-in court (often hexagonal or octagonal) with a...
6 hours Play elements
4 volunteers Complex

How to build a life-sized Connect Four

A Life-Sized Connect Four board is a great way to engage people of all ages in a fun way. This huge version...
6 hours Play elements
3 volunteers Complex

How to build a Little Library

A Little Library is a great way to engage people of all ages with free books for the community. Place a...
5 hours Other
3 volunteers Complex

How to build an 8' x 8' stage

A stage enhances the play area by giving children a place to put on skits and plays, and serves as a space to...
8 hours Play elements
8 volunteers Complex

How to build an adult-sized picnic table

Adults and children appreciate having plenty of seating areas in and near their playspace. Picnic tables...
4 hours Seating
5 volunteers Complex

How to build an arbor

An arbor is a latticework bower which you can intertwine with climbing vines and flowers. It's a great...
5 hours Landscaping
5 volunteers Complex

How to build an outdoor classroom

An outdoor classroom is a great way of encouraging schools and other organizations to take advantage of their...
8 hours Seating
10 volunteers Complex

How to build a planter bench shade structure

This project offers shade, places to sit, and planters all combined! Adults and children appreciate having...
8 hours Shading
12 volunteers Complex

How to build a sandbox

Building with sand is great for children's healthy development. The recommended plans are for a fabulous...
5-7 hours Play elements
10-15 volunteers Complex

How to build a sandbox with folding lid and seats

Building with sand is great for children's healthy development. The recommended plans are for a fabulous...
5-7 hours Play elements
10-15 volunteers Complex

How to build a shade structure

Shade is a very important topic for many communities when it comes to their children. The structure not only...
8 hours Shading
6 volunteers Complex

How to build a shade structure with roof and rainwater collection system

Shade is a very important topic for many communities when it comes to their children. The structure not only...
8 hours Shading
12 volunteers Complex