Winthrop Town Hall
1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
ph: 617.846.1852
Volunteers wanted to assist with Gorman Ft. Banks Playground
Gorman Fort Banks Playground Expansion

All participants and town officials have agreed on details outlined in this memo for the expansions of the Gorman Fort Banks Playground, (GFBP). This will be a community build and will rely on professionals and volunteers to complete the project.  The Equipment is slated to arrive this Thursday and will be kept at the DPW until the Build, which will be Saturday October 15, 2011.  The day will begin at 7am and should finish around 5pm.  The equipment will be installed all in one day.  However we need volunteers before and after October 15, 2011 to complete the project.  Attached is a timetable with tasks and recommend number of volunteers.


September 29, 2011, equipment delivered to DPW Yard and additional material ordered timbers, re-bar cement.

October 5, 2011 Dig safe will be called to mark excavation area.

October 8th or 9th volunteers needed for 1 to 3 hours in the am to prep wood for playground border

October 13, 2011 Playground Closed until 10-18 and temporary tape or fencing around area

October 13, 2011 DPW backhoe will be used to excavated area up to 12” need two additional bodies for policing area for safety, fence at end of day

October 14, 2011 Playground will be marked by company representative (Joe McMahon) in am for mid day start of digging footings- Rent a two man auger from Atlantic- need four person team to dig holes.  Need ply wood to cover holes overnight.  Begin wood border with Steve C and Mike B

October 15, 2011 need twenty volunteers to assembled playground with company representative, day begins at 7am and should end around 5pm.  Need volunteers for build and to run activities for school aged child while parents help with build volunteers participate.  DPW will have a hose, patio bricks, cement mixture and ample cement for build.  Steve Mike and other will continue to assemble boarder with re-bar.  Need a volunteer to take pictures notify paper and maintain volunteer list with contact info.  

October 16, 2011, Finish boarder and back fill playground area with wood chips 8 to10 volunteers, wheel barrels, rakes, weed whackers ect.  Fence Playground until October 18, 2011 to let cement dry and final inspection of play area.

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.  Please sign up with Dawn Manning to participate with this project.

If you have any questions, call Dawn Manning at 617-846-8989.