April 30, 2010

Kaboom.org highlights: Andrew’s Adventureland

Of the many inspiring things that have been happening lately on kaboom.org, here are just a few we want to make sure you don't miss:

Video highlight

Watch this heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting, video from community member AmyAdelle. She is building a playground in memory of her son—on the very field where his body was found last July:

Message Board highlight

Community member Bulvaj from Serbia posted this question in our Message Board and received many helpful replies about DIY playground equipment:

“since we are from Serbia we are not able to get a lot of mony for project and buy equipment... and we really need fittnes parks, so we will make our own equpiment! Some of those equpiment is really easy to make, like (balance beam; parallel bars; push-up bars; chin-up bar; etc). Does anyone know where to find measures and ideas for this?”

Playspace highlight

It's hard to get much more scenic than FMC Park at Scotts Bottom Nature Area! Located in Green River, Wyoming, a Playful City USA community, “FMC Park playground is located within the Scotts Bottom Nature Area portion of the 640 acre site. It is a 0.5 mile nature area, interpretive and educational trail.”

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Community blog highlight

KaBOOM! alumnus LaurelESPTA blogged about planting a tree at a playground she helped build in Laurel, MD almost a year ago:

“Friday, April 23, 2010 The City of Laurel planted a tree next to our playground in celebration of Arbor Day, 2010. The entire school (students, staff, many parents) along with the City Council, Mayor, Chief of Police our State Delegate, Deputy Secretary of State of MD, members of the Laurel Tree Board, City's Parks and Recreation Director and Horace from the Department of Natural Resources watched as the willow oak was planted…”

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