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, Hobbs, The Telescope at Chandler Hovey Park and the Spyglass at Fort Sewell.
Our current project is the rebuild of Hobbs Playground which is dated and unsafe. The New Hobbs Playground will be an investment in the quality of life for the Town of Marblehead and enjoyed for generations to come. The new playground will build a positive, inclusive, and fun environment inspiring everyone to learn, imagine, and play together.
The cost to construct an inclusive, state-of-the-art playground today is $300,000. To date, MFF has raised $275,000 to make the dream of a new Hobbs Playground a reality. This includes $62,500 from the Municipal Americans with Disabilities Act Improvement Project Grant; however, this grant needs to be used by June 2022. The clock is ticking!
Click here to support the MFF and to contribute to the final $25,000 needed to rebuild Hobbs Playground.
Your philanthropic generosity will create a safe, inclusive, and fun space for our children and future generations.
New Hobbs Playground Design
(Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department)