The Kade Damian Healing Hearts Park
The Playful Child has partnered with the City of Georgetown, TX, and the Parks and Recreation Department to design, build, and help maintain a public park and playground in memory of Kade Damian and all children who now live on in our hearts and memories.
Park Location is Outlined in Red
1306 Country Club Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628
In July 2019, the City of Georgetown provided 6 acres of land located at 1306 Country Club Drive for the Kade Damian Healing Hearts Park!
The 6 acres that have been dedicated to this project is raw land. This means that we have to design and raise the funds to install utilities, roads, trails, parking lot, landscaping, playground equipment, and more.
We envision a space that allows everyone the opportunity to play, relax, remember, and honor children who now live in our hearts and memories. It is our goal to design a space that will include memorials (such as benches, tables, art, statues, trees, and plaques), trails, a natural playground, pavilion with picnic area, bathroom, parking, access to the Georgetown San Gabriel River Trail system, and ample shade. We plan to offer grieving parents the opportunity to memorialize their loved ones as we create and build this special and unique place.
Jeff Lindstrom and Meade Mitchell traveled to Georgetown, TX, on November 4th, 2019, to meet with the park design committee and get everything started. A children's design committee met in October to contribute ideas and The Playful Child conducted an online survey to solicit community input. Above, are image boards that show ideas of what we visualize having in the memorial park. On December 20, 2019, the memorial park design committee met to review the final edits to the conceptual design. We are very excited about what has been created and hope these plans help you and our community visualize what a special place we are working to create!
The estimated cost of the project is $1.5 million with a timeline of 3-5 years to complete. With your support and investment, we can achieve this goal!
At the start of 2021, The Playful Child welcomed Covey Landscape Architects to our park planning team. They will be working with the Park Development Committee, Playful Child board, and Georgetown Parks & Recreation Department to create phase 1 plans for The Kade Damian Healing Hearts Park. It is our goal to break ground on phase 1 in 2022. We plan to have more details about phase 1 construction, costs, and memorial options during 2021.
The Playful Child is looking for partners and sponsors to help build the Healing Hearts Park.
Click on the donate now button now to invest in this work of heart! Read more about our sponsorship levels by clicking below. Your donation will help create a community asset that will be treasured for years to come!