to view a slideshow of pictures from the build!!
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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
to check out some of the press Our Playground received.
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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Katie Villegas :
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.