“Play is the work of the child.” -Maria Montessori

Why the Manila Community Playground?

We are excited to share our plan to build a Community Playground at the Manila Community Center with you! The completed playground will have something for everyone and designed for children ages 5 through 12 years old including a full-size basketball court, a large and interactive play structure with swings, a climbing area, slides, and a teeter totter.

Currently, the Community Center does not have a playground available for families who live in this Manila neighborhood, or for students of Redwood Coast Montessori, they currently play in an empty dirt lot. There is no safe passage across Hwy 255 for local residents or students to the other playground in Manila. Our goal is to provide a safe, engaging playground for all children in Humboldt Bay region, while understanding it will particularly affect the 150-200 children that live on or frequent areas west of Hwy 255 in Manila.

We have been working hard to fundraise for this project, and have already raised more than $70,000! We are asking you to help us reach our goal of being able to build an amazing playground that will be enjoyed by Manila and RCM children for years to come. Thank you for considering our request to become a Manila Community Playground Sponsor. The full sponsor packet can be found here.

Thank you!