May 19, 2008

2007 Playful City USA Community's first community build playground coming up

Dothan's First Community Build Held at Pine Park
May 19, 2008
Rhiana Huckins, WTVY News, Dothan (Ala.)

Funding for the materials used in building the new park came from the city's budget, but the labor force was donated by neighbors, city officials, Dothan police and fire, and leadership from Dothan.

Saturday, a massive group effort was made to restore Pine Hills Park.

"This was a park that was due some attention. The neighbors know it, the city knows it, and they had special requests- on of those were to build a playground," said Kim Meeker of Dothan leisure services.

Thanks to "Kaboom!"-- an organization that helps build playgrounds for children-- the city was able to come up with creative ideas for a modern playground.

"We were named a Playful City U.S.A. and they gave materials on how they've built one thousand playgrounds across their country to use to organize their own playground builds." said Meeker.

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