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FROG PARK EVOLVES

Sunday, February 7, 2016

View the latest draft park enhancement plan revisions online at www.frogpark.org and email your comments to us at the address below.

Park enhancements are moving forward slowly; donations are still being accepted.

To volunteer or to find out more about our group, contact us: info@frogpark.org

Like us: facebook.com/frogpark.

FROG Mixes Annual Events, New Plans; Your Help Can Support Park Vitality

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This past year, FROG has conducted annual park maintenance events to support the park, and made significant efforts to settle park enhancement planning and design. Following are some of FROG's activities and issues over the past year:

Frog Park Achievements Attract Park Supporters and Planners to Tour

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Alerted by a report on Frog Park in the February 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture, Greater & Greener designed a mobile workshop tour of Frog Park for attendees at its current biennial conference in San Francisco.

Forty workshop participants were guided through the park in mid-April as FROG chair Carol Behr and FROG committee member Barney Smits described the remarkable history of the park from its conception to its hands-on construction by more than 1,300 community volunteers, and the continuing volunteer support for its ever-growing features.

DMV: 'Get Ready for Spring'

Monday, April 13, 2015

It's time to get ready for spring and summer at our local open-space gem, the Rockridge Temescal Greenbelt and Frog Park. Come out for a community work day on Earth Day, Saturday April 18, 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by FROG and the DMV Neighbors Association.

Tasks at Big and Little Frog will be to remove debris, turn fibar (the bark-like cushioning material under the play structures), sift and clean sand, care for plants in the butterfly garden and along the path, and rake out the pond so the creek can flow again.

FROG: Earth Day and Park Happenings

Monday, April 13, 2015

FROG Park continues its tradition this year of honoring Earth Day with its annual Earth Day volunteer event. Pitch in and help clean up this neighborhood gem; bring your own tools, or use ours. Every year since 2002, Earth Day at Frog Park has been a way for neighbors to connect with one another and to renew and celebrate the work of the original 1,300 volunteers who built this park on a then-vacant lot in 2001.

This year, we plan to replant the butterfly garden and clean up the Frog Park pond. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Frog Park Amenity Update & Earth Day Party Preview

Monday, March 9, 2015

Many people have been asking when the Frog Park enhancements will be ready.

While we received strong support for the enhancements, we are adjusting the design to address concerns raised by neighbors close to the park.

A goal of the enhancements is to provide additional play opportunities for toddlers and disabled children, especially via use of a swing and the spinner. Parents with mobility challenges will find the enhancements make the park more accessible.

Temescal Creek and the Greenbelt at Year's End

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thinking back over the important achievements of the DMV Neighbors Association in 2014, the most vital accomplishment was to bring together residents to become neighbors, neighbors to become friends, and diverse people from multiple generations to care for and benefit from our portion of Temescal Creek.

Frog 2014: Year of the Swings

Friday, December 12, 2014

Based on a community survey and outreach at Frog Park throughout 2012 and 2013, in 2014 we embarked on a $50,000 community fundraising drive to add a bevy of new play features: bucket swings, more regular swings, a merry-go-round climber, pole spinners and a see-saw.

This fundraising effort has included:

Frog Park: Thankful for Cactus Taqueria's Generous Swings Donation

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's the season of thanks, and this year we want to thank the individuals, businesses and foundations that have helped us raise more than $35,000 ($950 of it at our Rockridge Out and About booth alone) for toddler swings and new play features at Rockridge's own Frog Park.

Our goal is to raise the final $15,000 this year; as we approach the season of giving, please consider giving back to the park that has given so much to our families and our community. Donate at frogpark.org/swings.

Progress Report: Frog Park Swings Funding

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Since we first announced plans to move ahead with new swings and play features at Frog Park last December, we have raised approximately $22,000. We are well on our way to the $50,000 goal.

Volunteers will be out in the park several weekends this summer to answer questions, take donations and show you revised layouts where the new structures (toddler and regular swings, ADA swing, pole spinners, see-saw, merry-go-round climber) will be located.

Equipment Layout Changes

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