Volunteers to Build New KaBOOM Playground in Wrigley

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In 2009, Kaboom helped volunteers build this playground at Century Villages at Cabrillo. This Saturday, they will team up to build a new playground in Wrigley.

More than 200 volunteers from Foresters, the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance, the City of Long Beach, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community will join forces on this Saturday, to build a new playground at the Wrigley Pocket Park
located at 21st Street and Riverbed, west of San Francisco Avenue.

The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in December. The playground build will also include a Foresters Family Fun Zone featuring arts & crafts, games and activities for families and children throughout the day.

Want to volunteer? Join in building the new playground from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 12. All ages welcome. No prior experience is necessary. Snacks and drinks will be provided. If you need more information or would like to volunteer to build, please contact Jill Hill at: jhill2075@verizon.net or 562-212-9397.

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.  Over the past decade, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct over 1,100 new playgrounds, skateparks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America.  KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including a web portal and online community, regional and national trainings, grants and publications for communities that wish to plan a new playspace on their own.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago, Atlanta and San Mateo, CA.

For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

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