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Playground Design

2016 Annual Maintenance - April 30th
8 AM - 2 PM, April 30th

Join us to perform our annual upkeep on the playground. We will be applying sealer, painting, replacing donor plaques and painting rooftops. Wear something that you aren't worried about getting dirty/ruined!! Hats, gloves & sunscreen are highly recommended. Children are welcome to come help but must be over the age of 8 and accompanied by an adult.

We provide all tools and materials, just bring your willingness to help keep our playground safe and sound!

Call Anne Hiney for details at 972-672-4133.

Pirate Cove Playground Care Fund

All funds raised from here on will be dedicated to the long term care of the playground.

A structure of this type requires special care and will be maintained by the joint efforts of the City of Wylie Parks and Recreation Department and the Blackland Prairie Playground Foundation.

Contact Anne Hiney for more information at 972-672-4133

Dear Community Member,

WE DID IT! The Playground is built and the children are enjoying it every day. The location of the Pirate Cove Playground is in Founders Park, which is behind Wylie High School, just east of the baseball fields behind the new Pirate Stadium. Many things about this community-built project make it very exciting.

First on the list is the fact that our children were involved in the designing of the playground. On Design Day, September 26, 2003 we met with the elementary school children to gather their ideas. A designer from Leathers & Associates, Inc. (, a world-renowned playground design firm, and originator of the community-built playground process, spent the day visiting the future playground site, meeting with children and volunteers, and designing the playground. As part of our effort to make this playground a wonderful place for all the children in our area we have made sure to create a fully handicap accessible, ADA compliant, design. Many special features have been integrated into the plans. We hope to meet the playground needs of all our children.

Another exciting element is the volunteer effort required to accomplish this fantastic plan. Every single nut, bolt, board, slide and swing was put into place by a volunteer in a barn-raising style event. Volunteers worked in four hour shifts for six days, sun up to sun down, building our new playground. During that time we served two meals, lunch and dinner, and provided childcare for working volunteers with small children.  

And the final exciting part is how much bigger and better a playground we brought to our community by fundraising and building it ourselves. We are still accepting donations from supporters in the community. Business and individual donors will be recognized by name in a variety of ways. Plaques, fence pickets, hand-print tiles and a large sign at the playground entrance will let everyone know who has been involved in bringing the playground to our children. All donations are tax-deductible. We raised $125,000 for the playground. If you have any questions please call Anne Hiney at 972-672-4133 or use our contact form