The playground at Grovemont Park, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library, was constructed in 2000 through a major fundraising and volunteer labor effort involving scores of Swannanoa residents. The project was coordinated by two local non-profits, the Friends of the Swannanoa Library, and the Swannanoa Community Council.
The playground and surrounding park have been enjoyed by literally thousands of families in the community for the past 16+ years. But after all those years of service, the playground is showing its age and is in need of an overhaul. An effort to completely replace the protective mulch and make other repairs and improvements is in the planning stages. A generous grant from Buncombe County Parks & Recreation will help with some of the expenses, but more funding, materials, planning, and labor are needed.
The bulk of the community workdays will occur in early March (see the Volunteer section of the GrovemontPark.org website for details), and will require lots of volunteer labor for removing and spreading mulch, construction of timber planting beds, building and restoring walking paths, graffiti removal, and much more. Additional funding and in-kind donations are also needed, along with ready-to-eat food for hungry volunteers.
If you're interested in volunteering time, or making an in-kind contribution of materials, food, etc., please check out the Volunteer or Contact sections of this website. Please consider making a contribution on our Donation page.