E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Washington,

Playground Program Management

The E.L. Haynes Public Charter School had use of an adjacent vacant lot and in 2005 wanted to develop it into a playground. B&D was hired to assist with this project as program managers and our responsibilities included: developing a budget; preparing schematic landscape plans; researching vendors and subcontractors; meeting the Parent Planning Committee; and preparing materials for their board and neighborhood meetings. We also oversaw the permitting process with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. When finished, the playground was enclosed by a seven-foot high fence and had rubber safety tiles. A hedge was planted along one edge to provide screening from the front yard of a neighboring house, and two small gardens were developed at each end of the playground.