* June 2020: Playscape Status. The Playscape at Ripley is the outdoor play space for Concord Children's Center's Ripley program. In accordance with state health guidelines and out of concern for children's safety, during Concord Children's Center's summer program from June 29-August 21, all play equipment is closed to the public. The Playscape grounds and surrounding play areas are closed to the public from 8AM-5PM, Monday-Thursday, and 8AM-1PM on Friday. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to the time when the Playscape can again be shared with the public. * September 2019: Fall Family Festival. Our fourth annual Fall Family Festival was a huge success … for photos, check out the Fall Family Festival page. * December 2017: Read about our 2017 Fall Family Festival and elements that have been installed at the Playscape over the past year in our Winter 2017 newsletter. * May 2017: A big THANK YOU to the group of Willard fifth graders who chose to spend yesterday afternoon's Fifth Grade Service Day working at the Playscape! The students weeded the raised beds, removed sand from the dry streambed, removed invasives, and installed fences around some plants that needed protection. * April 2017: Our thanks to Concord Town Meeting for approving the granting of $6,000 of Community Preservation Act funds to the Playscape to replace nine trees that were destroyed in last August's tornado. The trees are part of the natural pathway on the site and are integral to the Playscape's design and landscape.