P-2614

Save the Dragon

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Missoula

Total Budget: $5,000

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: To install an expression swing at Dragon Hollow Play Area


Dragon Hollow is a magical play land adjacent to Caras Park in downtown Missoula. This unique 6,000 sq ft play area was completed in 2001 through the joint effort of artists, architects and local children. It is open daily to children of all ages and is free to the public. Due to age, elements and popularity of this structure, it is due for renovations to ensure it remains attractive and safe. The average lifespan of wooden playground equipment is approximately 20 years. In addition, new materials and components will make future maintenance of the play area easier and less expensive.

While the current structure is accessible to children of all abilities, some added components, such as the expression swing, will provide additional access for children with unique needs. The expression swing is designed to promote adult and child interation during play. Research has found that when a parent and a child's eyes meet, particularly during play, there is an intense and significant moment of emotional bonding that occurs. Scientists call this "attunement" and it enhances the social, emotional and cognitive well-being of both children and adults.

Residents and visitors of Missoula, especially those with young children, in particular children with physical or mental disabilities, will benefit from having a safe, exciting place to play. With the addition of the expression swing, all children will know that they are welcome and wanted at Dragon Hollow. It will also encourage children of differing abilities to learn to play with and value each other.

Funds awarded through this grant will sponsor the purchase and installation of the expression swing during renovations of Dragon Hollow. Renovations will take place this summer with more than 2,300 volunteers, including the Sunrise Rotary, helping to plan, refurbish, expand and clean up the play area. The District and Sunrise Rotary will be recognized as a contributor to the project and sponsor of the expression swing on the donor wall and near the swing itself.

Project Contact Person

District: 5390

Rotary Club of: Missoula Sunrise

Primary Contact: Gayle Carlson

Email: gmcarlson01@gmail.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Missoula Sunrise (5390)

25-Mar-19

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

Total

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

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History Log Entries

25-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Creation of project page.

26-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 by Gayle Carlson of the Rotary Club of Missoula Sunrise, District 5390.

27-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

27-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

27-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Project signed by Gayle Carlson.

28-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

28-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

28-Mar-19

by Gayle Carlson

System Entry: Project signed by Gayle Carlson.

29-Mar-19

by Brian T Furey

System Entry: Project signed by Brian T Furey.

29-Mar-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jennifer Straughan.

31-Mar-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by John Haines.

28-May-19

by Brian T Furey

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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