Help Us Build The Copper Ridge Playground!

Mission

The mission of the Copper Ridge Playground Project is provide access to a safe play environment in the Copper Ridge neighborhood . The Copper Ridge Playground Committee is working with the City of Billings to install playground equipment in the existing park by August 2020.

The Copper Ridge Playground Project is considered a 501(c)(3) organization as we are fortunate to partner with the Billings Community Foundation. We are able to accept donations that are tax-deductible to you!

***NEW*** The CARES Act allows for up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in an above-the-line deduction for charitable gifts made in 2020 and claimed on taxes in 2021. This means that you can lower your income tax bill by giving to the Copper Ridge Playground today, even if you take the standard deduction on your taxes. That’s a win/win for everyone!

*You will be redirected to the Billings Community Foundation Copper Ridge Playground Fund.

**You will receive an automatic donation receipt directly from the Billings Community Foundation.

View 2 of the playground design

Addressing the Need

The Copper Ridge neighborhood is home to over 400 houses and growing. In a sample poll conducted the summer of 2019, 95.1% of participants reported having children living in the home. Of those 61 participants, 125 children were reported and even more participants reported having grandchildren who visit the neighborhood. 88.4% of the participants reported having children aged 12 and under. With such a high concentration of young children in the community, closer, safe options for play must be made available.

Total Remaining Costs:

ItemCost
Demo/Site Prep: Site grading, strip/export sod, strip/remove soil, and construction entrance$7,135
Concrete-curb, sidewalk, bench pads, ramp$3,675
Concrete Curb-labor and install of seatingDonated
$0
Sidewalk Base Rock$1,400
Playground Install$25,736
Playground Fibar (woodchips)$4,837.5
Fibar InstallVolunteers
$0
Sidewalk RebarDonated
$0
3 Benches and Table with Freight (free install)$2,668
Restoration seed, trees, and irrigation adjustment$3,500
Construction Contingency$5,000
Permit Costs$350
Boulders for Landscaping-includes free install$1,500
Portable Bathroom  Donated
$0
Billings Community Foundation Fee3% of total cost (Approx $6,000)
Playground Signs$1,200
Total remaining costs: $63,001.50 (does not include current donation amount in our account)

Please help us fundraise the remaining amount to install this summer!

Business Donations as of May 21, 2020

$20,000+

  • Copper Ridge Development Corporation

$10,000+:

  • BNSF Railway Foundation
  • Dan and Jeanne Scott Family Foundation

$1,000 to $4,999

  • 4 Seasons Real Estate
  • Altana Federal Credit Union
  • Billings Breakfast Optimist Club
  • Billings Federal Credit Union
  • Breyon Raisland
  • Bob Pentecost Construction
  • Crowley Fleck
  • First Interstate BancSystem Foundation
  • First Montana Title
  • Forrester Group Real Estate
  • Fuller Family Medicine
  • Glenda Payne
  • Hugh Collett
  • Infinity Homes
  • Jiffy Lube
  • JRJ Construction
  • LC Custom Homes
  • Marlene Hedin
  • Physical Therapy in Motion
  • Teresa Collett
  • Walmart
  • Yellowstone Electric Cooperative, Inc. 

Under $1,000

  • 406 Kitchen and Taproom
  • 777 Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Amber Rene Photography
  • AutoZone Auto Parts West
  • Back 9 Lounge
  • Bailey’s Frozen Novelties
  • Banano
  • Big Dipper Ice Cream
  • Billings Glass Specialists
  • Billings Last Diet
  • Black Orchid Yoga
  • Blaze Pizza
  • Bodyrok
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Caramel Cookie Waffles
  • Carizzma Salon
  • Chic Keys
  • City Brew Coffee
  • City Vineyard
  • Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Crumbl Cookies
  • Doggie Style Gourmet Treats
  • Downtown Billings Exchange Club
  • eMarie Photography
  • Get Air
  • Granite Health and Fitness
  • High Horse Saloon
  • H&K Home Furnishings and Event Rentals
  • Hooligan’s Sports Bar
  • J&A Lawn Care
  • Jake’s Downtown
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • Kinesi Coaching Studios
  • L.P. Anderson POINT S Tire & Auto Service
  • Mackenzie River Pizza Co.
  • Matt the Painter
  • MEL Services, LLC
  • Mission Accomplished Pet Sitting
  • Mitchell Appliance Repair
  • Modern Montana Real Estate with Jolyn Colvin
  • Mountain Land Rehabilitation
  • PayneWest Insurance
  • Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.
  • Pizza Ranch (West)
  • Poly Food Basket
  • RaeRae’s Bakery
  • Ranch House Meat Co
  • Real Deal on Home Decor
  • Reason Twenty-One
  • Reynolds Custom Construction Inc.
  • Rimrock Pediatric Dentistry
  • Rio Sabinas
  • Sam & Louie’s
  • Scheel’s
  • Seitz Appraisal Services PC
  • Shane Adams Photography
  • Shiloh United Methodist Church
  • Sola Chic Boutique, LLC
  • Spinners
  • Staggering Ox
  • Staley’s Tire and Automotive
  • Steepworld
  • Sun Haven Tanning
  • Target
  • The Art of Play
  • The Den Sports Bar
  • The Divide Bar and Grill
  • The Joy of Living
  • The Oasis
  • The Wave Car Care Center
  • Time2Savor Pies
  • U-Do Yogurt
  • Wendy’s
  • Wise Wonders Children’s Museum
  • Yellowstone Health and Rehab, LLC
  • Your Pie
  • Zoo Montana

In-Kind Donations

  • Allegra Marketing Print Mail-printing
  • Justin Hutchinson Videography-promotional video
  • Sanderson Stewart-site exhibit and consulting