Playground Project

June 2023 Update

March 2023 Update

December 2022 Update

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Thank you for all of your support. If you have any questions or would like further information on the playground project please let us know.

Jennifer Drews
DDS School Council

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We are aiming to build the new playground in Fall 2022!

In 2018 the Douglasdale School Council gathered a committee to fundraise for and organize the installation of a new playground for Douglasdale School. Due to extenuating circumstances, the project was then put on-hold until the summer of 2021. This project is now in full swing and we are applying for grants, fundraising with corporations within the community, planning school fundraisers, and working with supply companies to design a new playground.

School playgrounds are costly endeavors and require a large amount of funding from municipal and provincial governments as well as corporate and community donations. We aim to raise a total of $290,000 to build the new playground and we hope that roughly half of the cost will be covered by grants from different agencies within both the provincial and municipal government. We are looking to raise the remaining funds through corporate donations, both monetary and in-kind, as well as monetary donations from community members.

How you can Help

Financial Contributions

Donations can be made directly to our account with ParksFoundation Calgary at by selecting Douglasdale School from the list of projects. We also have a donor recognition plan to highlight both individual and corporate contributions of over $500.

Volunteer Opportunities

Fundraising and building a playground is a BIG project. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated even if it is an hour of your time. We are looking for help with Fundraising, Grant Proposals, In Kind Donations, and Silent Auction Donations. If any of this interest you, please contact email us

Silent Auction

We will be holding an online Silent Auction for the playground in March 2022. Any items, services, or gift certificates you can donate would be a great addition to our fundraiser. If you have an item to donate, please send an email and we can coordinate with you. If you know a business that would like to donate, please pass along our Silent Auction letter and donation form (right hand side of this page). This is also a wonderful chance to part with any Christmas gift that may hit the "re-gift" pile! No item is too small as we can collect and package these into gift baskets.

Some specific items we are looking for are:

  • Household Appliances
  • Event Tickets
  • Service Vouchers (ie. house cleaning, massage, photography, lessons, auto detailing)
  • Gift Certificates (ie. restaurants, hotels, golf, retail)
  • Liquor

Year Long Bottle Drive

You can contribute to our year-long bottle drive by arranging to have your bottles picked up by SkiptheDepot. All money donated this year will go directly to the playground fund. You stay at home, skip the depot picks up your bags, and the money gets transferred to the Douglasdale School Council - it couldn't be easier!

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