to view a slideshow of pictures from the build!!

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If you have pictures you would like me to add to the slideshow, please
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for testimonials of a few of the volunteers who helped to make this playground possible.

If you have a special story about your experience with Our Community-Built Playground that you would like to share, please
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to check out some of the press Our Playground received.

Comcast Cares!!
Comcasters were so taken by this project and the sense of community it engendered, they decided to come back for the company’s day of service – Comcast Cares Day – on October 1, 2005. They brought 300+ Comcast employees, family, and friends to work on the playground and the middle and elementary schools. They worked hand-in-hand with the YMCA and Waverly Elementary and Middle schools to prioritize a list of projects to be accomplished that day. What a fantastic example of the kind of commitments from corporate and other partners it will take to ensure that this playground and the surrounding area continues to flourish not just today but into the future.

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It is absoultely incredible what a group of passionate, committed people can accomplish when organized and motivated!! This project has been inspirational for everyone involved!

Thousands of committed citizens came together in an effort that culminated in a unique playground at the old Memorial Stadium Site!! Newly built senior housing shares "Stadium Place" with Our Playground, as does the new Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA.

Our vision celebrates young and old... Hoping they may benefit from each others presence.

Neighborhood children helped to design their very own playground, which features swings, castles, bridges, towers, a volcano, and even a crab! There is a designated "tot" area and a more challenging obstacle course for the older children. It is 70% handicapped accessible, and is equipped with benches and a covered pavillion where seniors and parents can relax and interact with the children.

Thanks to the participation of ALL involved, we have not only built a much needed playground for the children, but an enriching space for the whole community!!

The Stadium Playground is located behind the YMCA on the corner of East 33rd Street and Ellerslie.

  • From the NW take 83 S. (the Jones Falls Expressway) to the 28th Street Exit. Go straight for several blocks. Make a Left on Calvert Street and a Right on 33rd. You will pass a Giant Food store on your right. Get in the left lane because the next light is Ellerslie. Go straight through it (when it's green of course) and make a left into the YMCA parking lot.
  • From the SW take 95 to Martin Luther King Blvd. Stay on MLK and follow the flow of traffic as it eventually turns north and becomes Howard St. Stay on Howard until it becomes Art Museum Drive. You will pass the Baltimore Museum of Art on your left. At the light after the museum turn left onto Charles St. and then IMMEDIATELY turn right onto 33rd. Continue on 33rd past Greenmount ave. You will see the Giant on your right, then follow the directions from tat landmark in the NW directions above.
  • From the NE take Perring Pkwy South until it becomes Hillen, then turn Right on 33rd. Go 3 1/2 blocks and make a right into the YMCA parking lot.
  • From the SE you can come up Erdman ave. or Moravia or Sincliar... However you choose to come up to Hillen rd. Perhaps via Harford Rd. Take 33rd Street East and follow directions from NE above.