The design process began in September when the children of the school were asked to put their dream playgrounds down on paper. Their dreams quickly became a reality when KaBOOM took their drawings and created a unique playground based on their ideas. From the colors, to the equipment, the final side projects and the murals, the playground was created based on the needs of the school and the dreams of the children. The equipment that was previously on the site was over 30 years old and was torn down a few weeks ago to make way for the new state of the art play structure. The children were no longer permitted to use most of the old equipment due to the repair that was needed.
Over 1,000 children ranging in age from 5-12 years old will utilize this playground year round. Members of the community pitched in by not only volunteering their time but also donating equipment, food and supplies for the build day. By working together, there is a great sense of pride and accomplishment that will greatly enhance the relationship between the school and the community.
In addition to the playground, other projects were also built and installed during the build day. Those projects included numerous benches and murals, greening and planting new flowers, as well as recycling bins – a first for the elementary school which has been accompanied by a program to teach the children the importance of recycling.