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PLAY! at Pierce

In winter 2021-22, Pierce Downer Elementary School launched PLAY! at Pierce - a campaign to raise funds for renovations to its nearly 30 year old playground. Named for the founder of the village, Pierce Downer Elementary has shared in the history of northern Downers Grove for over 70 years. Today over 325 students attend in grade levels K-6.

A new playground at Pierce Downer Elementary School would give students and the entire community a place to come together, feel safe, and have fun - a type of place that is needed now more than ever. Play is a significant part of a child's physical and mental development. Playgrounds can provide children the opportunity to develop their socialization skills with peers, engage in flexible and critical thinking as well as develop their gross and fine motor skills.

Bricks for Purchase

Leave your legacy and help us pave the way the path to our new playground by purchasing a brick that will be installed and maintained on our playground.

4x8 bricks are $250 

8x8 bricks are $500

Click here to purchase bricks!

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We are asking community partners like you to help make the dream of replacing the decades-old and outdated playground equipment at Pierce Downer Elementary School a reality. Please visit our website and consider making a donation today.