The City of Huntsville and The Powell Foundation have constructed a kid-designed playground to ensure kids have a safe, inclusive place to play. This is part of a nationwide effort by KABOOM! to end playspace inequity –the reality that places to play are not available
to every child, especially in communities of color. This project will provide a state-of-the-art playground to more than 2,000 children each year. Community members led the creation of the playground, from design to installation. In June, kids from Huntsville shared drawings of their dream playspaces with project organizers. These ideas were integrated into the new playground idea.
The new playground was a collaborative effort by community members, including kids, who presented creative ideas for their dream playground during a design day in June. The new playground is inspired by those drawings and will provide hundreds of kids and their families with a new place to get active, build social bonds, and gather as a community.
Starting on September 21 at 8:00 AM, the City of Huntsville staff, KABOOM, and The Powell Foundation will start construction on the new playground at Eastham-Thomason Park. This project is based on volunteers in our community to come together and build this kid safe inclusive play space! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! If you are interested in being a volunteer to help build this amazing playground for our kids of Huntsville, see the link below to register: