Revitalize Trow Hill Playground!

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Trow Hill Playground Today

Background: The Trow Hill Playground has been a centerpiece of the Trow Hill neighborhood for decades and served many generations of children and young adult basketball players. Years of economic challenges and neglect created a tremendous need for more equipment and revitalization of the space. 20% of the area’s population are under the age of 18 and there was great interest in having this healthy space renewed for them.

Remaining work: 

  • Finish paving new ADA path (Summer 2017)
  • Refresh grass and add a little landscaping (Summer 2017)

Improvements to date:

  • Installed new bucket swing seats and chains (September 22, 2016)
  • Monkey bars painted by neighborhood volunteers (September 2016)
  • Realigned fence and cleared brush from fence at parking area (September 2016)
  • Paved asphalt base layer of new ADA path (September 2, 2016)
  • Removed dead trees (August 22, 2016)
  • Swing set frame painted by neighborhood volunteers (August 20, 2016)
  • Excavated and laid gravel base for new ADA path (August 16-17, 2016)
  • Replaced second basketball hoop and net (August 2016)
  • Installed new belt swing seats and chains (July 2016)
  • Added hopscotch and 4-Square games to asphalt pad (June 2016)
  • Parking area refreshed (June 2016)
  • On Trow Hill Playground Community Build Weekend, several new items were installed by volunteers (as supervised by certified playground equipment installers): the 'Cruise Line' ride, the 'Imagine Dragon' structure, tire swing, and spring rider. Some of the original Trow Hill School granite block foundation that was unearthed during excavation was salvaged for benches in the playground (May 20-21, 2016)
  • Upgraded picnic shelter (Eagle Scout project 2015)
  • Built new benches (Eagle Scout project  2015)
  • Removed 11 truckloads of brush (Eagle Scout project 2015)
  • Resurfaced basketball court (2015)
  • Replaced one basketball hoop (2015)

Thank you to our supporters to date! These include: Tracy Wright, F.W. Whitcomb Construction, Randy Pickel Tree Service, Pike Industries, Corbett Trucking, K. Bellavance Land Works and Hauling, Hannaford Supermarket Barre, Casella, Agway, Trow Hill Grocery, Sherwin Williams, Anthony LaJeunesse, Angela Valentinetti & Curtis Wilkins, Fewer Family, Brenna Ziter, Barre Town Rec Board, and the State of Vermont Building and General Services Recreational Facilities grant program. 

For more information, contact Elaine Wang at or 802-477-1356.

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Trow Hill Playground Before



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