Londonderry Playground Sensory Addition

For All Kids to Enjoy!

Welcome!

The Londonderry Playground on Mammoth Road is a great place for families to enjoy!

Local resident and Mother of twin boys who have autism, Katie Keeley, proposed adding sensory equipment to an area of the LAFA playground (Funway Park) to Recreation Director, Art Psaledas. Art has a close and devoted connection to Londonderry families and the community. He is a retired Assistant Principal of LHS and helps coach the LHS football team, as well as continue to work on projects that are beneficial to Londonderry's residents. Art connected Katie with Jenelle Psaledas, who is a local occupational therapist, to help choose the best equipment for this addition.

The playground equipment would include a wheel chair accessible merry-go-round "spinner", two sets of drums, chimes and an adaptive swing. The playground equipment and installation comes to $25,000 which is being fundraised so the playground can be updated as soon as possible. Anyone interested in making a donation can write a personal check to "The Town of Londonderry", care of Justin Campo (Town Finance Director) and reference the playground addition.

Pint Night Fundraiser May 6 2022​​​
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We have met our goal for the playground equipment!! The equipment should be installed in time for our kids to enjoy for summer!! Thank you to all of our donors, families and community members who came together to support this project! Any further donations may be sent to the town address below (please reference the playground) and they will go into a savings fund for future playground needs! We need help to maintain these gains! We are hoping a volunteer subcommittee may be created to oversee the playground needs. 

In order to help raise the last $5k - $6k of our goal we will be holding "Pint Night" on May 6, 2022 at Pipe Dream Brewery! Raffle prizes at the door! 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Pint Night EVENT! May 6 2022

Hello! We are making great progress, thank you to all who have donated!
We are currently at around $19k with a goal of $25,000.

Thank you to the Lions Club and the Londonderry Police Association's generous donations!!

Thank you to all the amazing businesses and community members who have donated!! We can't wait to have it completed for all kids to enjoy!! :)

Would you like to win some amazing raffle prizes? Join us at Londonderry Old Home Day August 18-22nd for a raffle! Katie will be at the same booth as the Londonderry Police Association. Tickers are 5 for $10 or 20 for $20 (for higher value items) 2 for $20 or 5 for $40. All proceeds will go directly to funding the sensory addition!
Below are some of the items we have:
Pete the Cat gift basket, Guitar, gift cards, and more!

July 2021: Please head down to Funway Park playground to view the new swing that is up! Thank you to Art Psaledas and his Recreation Dept. Team for installing the equipment! Thank you to OT, Jenelle Psaledas, for helping to choose the equipment and making sure it works for everyone! :) Please view the Sensory Addition's FaceBook page for more information on the new swing!

July 14, 2021: We are collecting items to raffle off at Londonderry Old Homes Day, with the proceeds going to the playground addition! Please email us if you have anything you would like to donate! Thank you :)

July 2021 ~ We have purchased our first piece of equipment! The new swing will be added to the playground sometime soon! Thank you for all your contributions!

The Londonderry Police Association is holding a fundraiser golf scramble for two great causes! Sign up now!
Londonderry Police Scramble

Thank you LAFA for giving us the opportunity to speak at the Family Day Parade!
2021 LAFA Family Day Parade ( Katie speaks at 11:46)

Katie Keeley was recently interviewed by JPR Live! Check it out on Facebook!
Katie JPR Live interview

The playground addition is currently featured in the monthly issue of Spectrum Monthly! 
We are on page 24! Thank you to Spectrum for supporting our cause!

The Londonderry Times  has done another article about the playground! June 17th edition, page 6
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Personal checks can be made out to "Town of Londonderry" and referencing the playground addition.

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Electronic payments can be made through the Londonderry Athletic Fields Association (LAFA) Paypal. Please reference "Playground Addition". See QR Code below: www.LAFA.info Treasurer@LAFA.Info

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Details coming soon!!

  • 268b Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH, USA

Justin Campo - Finance Director, (603) 432-1100 x138 Art Psaledas - Recreation Director, (603) 437-2675