100 Volunteers Needed to Build a Playground in East Tampa

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The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is building a playground and needs your help. We are seeking 100 volunteers to assist in a community build day beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11 at Ragan Park, located at 1200 E. Lake Avenue.

The children residing in the neighborhood, where Ragan Park is located, began planning their new playground in May when a professional playground designer from KaBoom!, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to create great play spaces, met with the children to find out what they wanted in their own play space.

Now that the design is complete, it will need the community to build it. The new play space is made possible through the generous support of the Humana, KaBOOM!, and the City of Tampa.

We invite you to be one of the volunteers who will build these children a new playground on one monumental day. No previous building experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. To volunteer, please contact: Julio Barrera at (813) 274-5188 or email: Julio.Barrera@tampagov.net.

This is the fifth time the City of Tampa has teamed with the national playground builder KaBoom! to create a new play space in Tampa. The first community playground build took place in 2007 at Highland Pines Park. Playgrounds have also been built at Wellwood Park, Cuscaden Park and Jackson Heights Park.