The Friends of Buker is pleased to announce that the new playground was installed this summer! The Playground Committee is now working on phase two of the project, installing bricks and landscaping to make the playground complete. 

While our previous playground entertained our younger students, it did not offer play opportunities that our older students would find fun and challenging. New play structures have been installed that can be used and enjoyed by students of all grade levels. Additionally, because the fields at Buker also serve as playing fields for the community’s recreational sports programs, the new playground will benefit many of the children in the Hamilton-Wenham community who play on the playground during practices and games. 

Fundraising for this project began two years ago. We have relied heavily upon donations from members of our Buker community, local businesses, our school district, and the towns of Hamilton and Wenham. We could not have accomplished all that we have in this amount of time without your help. We sincerely thank all of our donors for your extraordinary and continued generosity!

But our work is not done!  Our fundraising continues so that we can install a brick patio and landscaped sitting area that will be located adjacent to the new playground. It is our hope that this space will provide our students an opportunity to gather and socialize. The space also can be used as an outdoor classroom during the warmer months. 

How can you help?

  • You can make a general donation. You can send a check in with your child or drop it in the mail to the Friends of Buker, 1 School Street, Wenham, MA 01984.
  • Does your employer have a matching gift program? Your donation may be eligible for a matching contribution that could double your donation to the Friends of Buker.
  • You can buy a brick as part of our Brick Patio Campaign. If you prefer not to make an online purchase, please click here for the order form. You can send a check in with your child or drop it in the mail to the Friends of Buker, 1 School Street, Wenham, MA 01984