Durham Central Park's online fundraising campaign to raise $25,000 to build a playground at the popular Durham park, hit its goal with days to spare last week
Now the non-profit is working to finishing raising a final $50,000 to make the playground, called Mt. Merrill, a reality.
Ann Alexander, the group's executive director, tells me that they now have $150,000 in hand or pledged toward the $200,000 goal.
"We are confident that many folks haven’t even heard about the project yet and when they do they’ll be glad to pitch in … as well as those who have already given will be so excited they’ll give us more to reach our goal," she wrote me in an email.
The goal is to have the $200,000 total in hand or pledged by the middle of June so construction can start in July.
Plans for the park include a handicap accessible climbing mound with two slides, a climbing net, big curving benches, amphitheater seating, a look-out area, boulder climbing and sculpture art.
For more information about the project, check Durham Central Park's website.