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

How to build a butcher block bench

Adults and children appreciate having plenty of seating areas in and near their playspace. These benches will...
4 hours Seating
4 volunteers Easy

How to build a butterfly multi-planter

Beauty will always enhance a playspace, because it draws people into a common area – and into an...
1.5 hours Landscaping
2 volunteers Easy

How to build a planter bench

Adults and children appreciate having plenty of seating areas in and near their playspace. We've included...
4 hours Seating
4 volunteers Easy

How to build a planter box

Beauty will always enhance a playspace, because it draws people into a common area – and into an...
3 hours Landscaping
4 volunteers Easy

How to build tabletop game boards

Games like chess and/or checkers can be played by people of all ages, and providing this opportunity will...
4 hours Play elements
3 volunteers Easy

How to create 1' x 1' murals

This is a great project for kids! Each child is given a square piece of plywood to paint to beautify the play...
2 hours Paintings
Varies   Easy

How to create a play pole / directional post

Colorful directional posts can beautify your playspace and are great for pointing out landmarks selected by...
2 hours Paintings
5 volunteers Easy

How to lay sod

Beautify your playspace with fresh, green grass where children can run and play!
Varies   Landscaping
Varies   Easy

How to make stepping stones

If a pathway is an option for enhancing your play environment, this fun way of making stepping stones is a...
4 hours Landscaping
Varies   Easy

How to paint a basketball court

Outdoor basketball courts weather a lot of wear and tear! Find one in your community that needs a little...
4 hours Play elements
10 volunteers Easy

How to paint asphalt games

Bright games painted on a cement or asphalt surface are a welcome addition to any playground! Use the...
2 hours Play elements
5 volunteers Easy

How to paint U.S. and world maps

Adding a huge, colorful map brings color to the playspace and teaches geography to kids. Children will be...
4 hours Paintings
10 volunteers Easy

How to plant trees, shrubs and community gardens

Plant trees and shrubs, or add a pizza garden, butterfly garden, or custom garden to your playspace! The...
Varies   Landscaping
Varies   Easy