As Chair of the Asheville Design Center, Julie Gilliland initiated a Design Build Play program in the fall of 2011. The focus of the program was intended to provide a safe play environment for those communities in need. In 2012 Jason and Julie worked closely with the Klondyke community. The program offers a opportunity for residents to provide input on the design and also an opportunity to be selected as part of the construction/build team.
SDS collaborated with local playground providers who contributed equipment and their expertise to the effort: Kevin Houk of Playworld Preferred, Dave Moyher of PlayNation of WNC, and Evelyn Anderson of Asheville Playgrounds.