The famed arachnid Anansi the Spider will be coming to life at Fairytale Town this fall in the form of a new playset!
Construction will take place from June 11 through mid-August. During construction, the Shoe Slide and Animal Introduction area by Mary’s Little Lambs will be closed.
Inspired by the popular West African folk tales, Anansi’s Web features three climbing webs and four animal sculptures from different Anansi tales: a turtle, a leopard, a tiger, and a monkey, along with a sculpture of Anansi himself. The new playset will be designed with older children (ages 7 to 10) in mind as well as little ones so that families can extend the number of years they enjoy the unique community asset that is Fairytale Town.
We invite you to help spin Anansi’s Web and make a lasting contribution to children in our region.
This transformational project has a budget of $200,000, which includes the creation, fabrication, and installation of the new playset, as well as facility improvements such as walkways, infill, and gardens. Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission has awarded us $100,000 for the project, and Fairytale Town is required to match it.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with the arts community to make this project happen. Anansi’s Web is the creation of artist Garr Ugalde. Work has begun in his studio, and later this year we will prepare our site for Anansi’s permanent home. Once funding is secured, the new playset is scheduled to be open for play by Spring 2018. The new playset will be installed between the Tipi playset, the Mary’s Little Lamb exhibit, and the Old Woman in the Shoe Slide in an area that is currently unutilized. A portion of the defunct river around Fairytale Town will be removed to make room for the new playset.
We need your help to raise the $100,000 match! We invite you to join us in making this exciting and collaborative project come to life.
We invite you to be part of this new adventure by making a tax-deductible donation to the project. By giving to Fairytale Town you are giving to the future development of children. We hope you will join us to create Anansi’s Web—and make a lasting contribution that directly impacts children and families in our region.
We need your support to make the new playset a reality!
We hope you will join us to create Anansi’s Web—and make a lasting contribution that directly
impacts children and families in our region. Your gift today will weave magical memories for children
of today, tomorrow, and years to come!
Go the extra mile!
With a gift of $100 or more, you’ll receive an exclusive Crooked Mile car magnet and special invitation to the grand opening reception of the new playset in fall 2018!