Established in 1998 by a group of mothers who craved better recreational space for their children to grow. The Marblehead Family Fund has raised funds for most of the playgrounds we all enjoy today. Projects include the Gerry Playground (Stramski Way), Devereux Beach, Bud Orne, Seaside, The Telescope at Chandler Hovey Park, the Spyglass at Fort Sewell, and now the rebuild of Hobbs.
Our most recent project was raising money to rebuild Hobbs Playground which was dated and unsafe. Through hosting numerous annual Family Fund run community events like Pumpkin Illumination, Gingerbread Festival, Flocking, and more; in addition to a massive capital campaign throughout 2020-2021, The Marblehead Family Fund was able to raise the over $300,000 needed to build a positive, inclusive, and fun environment inspiring everyone to learn, imagine, and play together.
Thank you so much to all who contributed to the rebuild of Hobbs! Construction is underway and we're planning a formal celebration for the fall!
We're looking forward to fundraising for our next project and appreciate your ongoing donations to the cause. Your philanthropic generosity will continue to create safe, inclusive, and fun spaces for our children and future generations.
New Hobbs Playground Design
(Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department)