A Child’s Gateway To The Park Playground Fundraiser

Much of the open play space for children in Cruz Bay was lost as a result of the hurricanes in 2017 making the reconstruction and completion of both the ball field and the playground outside of the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center even more important!

After being hit by two category five hurricanes in 2017, the playground and ball field next to the Virgin Islands National Park headquarters suffered substantial damage. In order to restore the area and provide a connection for children to the Park, a revitalized vision for the playground and adjacent ball field was sought.  The playground is the ideal location for integrating natural landscapes, cultural history, trail guides, community meeting areas, and play structures with multiple opportunities for learning because of its location and established value as a play area for island youth and a community meeting spot.

As of October 2021, the National Park Service has begun work on the ball field and playground plans have received the necessary approvals with construction on track for 2022.  Please visit our website for more information on the plans.



Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is a non-profit working with the National Parks Service to advance the protection and preservation of these natural and cultural resources, to promote their responsible enjoyment, and to connect our community, our visitors, and future generations to their extraordinary gifts!  For more information on our programs, please visit our website.  Thank you for supporting our work and sharing our love for our Park!

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions, including donations and membership dues, are tax deductible.  Please consider covering the donation costs when you check out.  Thank you!