After a successful GoFundMe campaign last year, we were able to purchase and install a giant 10 foot shade umbrella in the park this summer. We placed the umbrella in the lower park, where there aren’t any trees to provide … Continue reading
We are taking the quarantine as an opportunity to try something new at the park! We planted Canastota willow cuttings and created little trellis arches in hopes of having living archways in the failed hedge maze area of the playground. … Continue reading
The splash pad is now officially on for the rest of the summer! We want to give our immense thanks to Steve Johnson for repairing the leak and in general, for all the hard work he has put in getting the fountain to work again these past few years.
In order to use the splash pad, simply place your hand on the center of the flower censor on the splash pad. The water will cycle for a few minutes and then shut off. Simply touch the sensor again to restart. Please note, the water will automatically shut off at 8pm daily.
Also, while using the park, please remind children to keep the sand in the sandbox. If too much sand gets onto the splash pad, this can ruin the fountain heads.
Thank you, and enjoy the water play and the park this summer!
Is your child heading to summer camp soon? Will you need to meticulously label each and over single one of their things that they take to and fro? If you do, instead of just using that Sharpie, how about considering Oliver’s Labels and supporting the Mt. Vernon Children’s Park at the same time? Mount Vernon Children’s Park is working with Oliver’s Labels in an ongoing fundraiser. Oliver’s Labels sells personalized name stickers that are washable for in washing machines and dishwashers, and can be customized with your child’s name and with one of their designs. These labels are also great for the school year.
The park will receive 20% of any sales made through our fundraising link at www.oliverslabels.com/mtvernonchildrenspark.
This past week, we lost one of the big trees in the park when the wind knocked it over. Coincidentally, the Friends of Mt Vernon Children’s Park have been wanting to purchase a big shade umbrella for the park. It … Continue reading
This event isn’t hosted at the children’s park, but is a great time for the kids in Mt Vernon. See the map and fliers below. halloween_map2017 halloween_18R
With financial support from MVBA, we planted some new shrubs (Mt. Airy) and flowers (Coneflower and Blazing Star) at the entrance of the Mt Vernon Children’s Park. These plants should attract butterflies and add some color to the green space, … Continue reading
The splash pad has been turned on for the season. Thanks to the fundraising efforts and the dedication of a knowledgeable volunteer, Steve Johnson, the fountain again operates as it was originally intended. To activate the short cycle, simply place … Continue reading
The bulbs our Hopkins volunteers planted in the fall are starting to bloom all over the park. Come see Spring in action!