Needham is Getting a New Playground! Greene’s Field Fundraising Currently Underway

Written by Caera Horwitz

I am excited to report that the Town of Needham recently approved funds for a complete renovation of Greene’s Field. Improvements to the field will include new play structures to appeal to both younger children, as well as older kids that need a bit more of a challenge, a renewed basketball court, a new soccer field, a new baseball diamond, beautiful landscaping, a walking path around the perimeter of the field, and a gazebo. Construction is slated to begin summer of 2013.

While town funding will cover much of the renovation, the Fundraising Committee has set a goal of raising $100,000 in order to build a spectacular playground at Greene’s Field.

Buy a Board 

One unique opportunity to contribute to the playground is to buy a board which will be incorporated into a walkway around the field. The board can be engraved with up to 19 letters and is a special way to both honor friends and family AND make a positive contribution to the town. What about the person on your gift list that has everything? These boards can make excellent, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts!
Another great idea is to pool resources with friends. One Parenttalk playgroup is joining forces to contribute a board or two in honor of their group.

I have young children and therefore have a special interest in building a new and amazing local playground. But what inspires me most about this project is that it truly is a community effort, and I feel so privileged to be a part of it. Whatever you are able to give, no matter what the size, will be transformed into something tangible; a slide, swings, a climbing wall, a walkway….your donation directly translates into happy memories for kids for generations. What could be better than that?

Please see for more information and to donate directly online. 
And last but not least, a special thank you to The Needham Women’s Club and Needham Little League for giving us a great headstart with raising money for this project!

We will post another update soon as the project takes off!

Caera Horwitz, Greene’s Field Fundraising Committee member


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