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Playground-in-a-day at Wooten Park

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Tai Moses

More than 200 volunteers gathered yesterday to construct a playground in a single day at Wooten Neighborhood Park. The new playscape, which includes swings, slides and climbers, was a collaboration between the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and several other groups. “We are thankful for KaBOOM!, Austin Parks Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and the 200 volunteers who built the dream playground designed by Wooten Elementary School students,” said Kimberly McNeeley, director of the parks department. “The new equipment will create community for our youngest Austinites by improving access to healthy play opportunities and carving out a special space for young folks to gather, learn and grow.” After two days of prep, it took volunteers less than six hours to construct the playscape from start to finish.

Volunteers paint a colorful map of the U.S on the basketball court.

Two hundred volunteers gather for the ribbon-cutting.

Et voilà’! A playground built in a single day.

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