Barcroft Families for Playground Awesomeness

Lake Barcroft’s initiative for a new, natural playground


On 10/14/2018, the LBA President announced,

"At Wednesday (10/10/2018) night's Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved action to replace the existing playground equipment at Beach 3 with new equipment that would occupy approximately the same footprint as the existing equipment. The project  will have to meet all ARC, RPA, County and other requirements including a plan for managing erosion, long-term maintenance, insurance costs and other issues identified by the community during the outreach process.  The Board also expressed that the equipment should not negatively impact the existing canopy trees at Beach 3. The budget for the project will be capped at the funds raised by the community for the project plus a $5,000 contribution from LBA.

This action allows the adhoc subcommittee to proceed with its review of the bids that have arrived in response to an RFP issued by the Association; those bids will help refine and design  the equipment and determine the cost components of the project.  The subcommittee will recommend a final selection to the Board, which will have ultimate approval authority for the project. This action came on the  heels of the community meeting (Oct 1) on the playground, where the community demonstrated overwhelming support for the project .  That support was also confirmed by the nearly 300 written, e-mailed, and posted comments submitted to the Board by community residents. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or one of your board members.  I would like to thank Janet Kerley and Kevin Kampshroer who have worked tirelessly on this project for many months, managing the outreach efforts to ensure all voices were heard and issues logged and investigated. There are still a number of processes to complete, including ARC and RPA review, and this decision allows us to make some of the necessary decisions required to complete those reviews and enter the home stretch of this project."


Join Lake Barcroft families to build

a neighborhood playground

the playground

The Board purchased the playground equipment in December 2018! Additional updates on installation and site preparation will be forthcoming.

Movie night

Future Donors Movie Night! Are you thinking about giving at the $250+ level but still have questions? If so, come join some of the Founding Families for a kid-friendly outdoor movie night (weather permitting) on the evening of Friday, May 25th hosted by Chris and Caitlin McGurn! Bring the kids for a fun night of s'mores, popcorn, drinks, and movies and get the chance to ask your burning questions in person. Space is limited so if you are interested please RSVP to Caitlin McGurn at for more details. We hope to see you there!


Turkey Trot

Come out for LB's inaugural Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov 22 at 9am at Beach 5. BAFAPA will see you at the finish line with cider and cookies to make your trot worth it. See you there! Don't forget to register! Click here

Sand Day 2018

We had a great time keeping the neighborhood hydrated at Sand Day! To all those playground enthusiasts we met, thanks for stopping by our booth and signing up to be a part of our effort!

Appreciation BBQ 2018

Join us on for a donor and member appreciation BBQ! All  families in our group are invited, as well as, any one who wants to learn more!

We'll have burgers, snacks, brews, juiceboxes, the catalog of playground design options, watertable, playdoh station, and more! Bring the family! Please let us know if you can join us by rsvp’ing here.

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