New KaBOOM! playground built in a day at High Point
Playground built in Bataan Park
SEATTLE — Sept. 28, 2011 — More than two hundred volunteers from the High Point community, Windermere Real Estate, Seattle Housing Authority and Neighborhood House came together on Sept. 23 to build a new community playground at High Point.
Volunteers work hard to build a playground in a day at High Point's Bataan Park. Photos courtesy of Neighborhood House.
Volunteers built playground equipment, assembled benches and tables, and spread bark bedding all in one day in Bataan Park, which is located at the corner of SW Bataan St. and High Point Drive SW. A "design day" was held in July to allow neighborhood kids the opportunity to provide input on the playground's features.
The park was officially opened to kids on Sept. 27 at a Grand Opening ceremony.
Neighborhood children came out to play during the playground's informal grand opening celebration on Sept. 27.
More photos of the event can be seen on Neighborhood House's Facebook page.
About the Windermere Foundation
The Windermere Foundation was created by Windermere Real Estate to support assistance programs for low-income and homeless families in e communities throughout the West. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state, has grown to ten states and has raised over $21 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need help the most.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving play. Through community building, the organization is focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,800 new playgrounds, skate parks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and Playmakers – a national network of individual advocates for play. KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.