Durham, Keep Durham Beautiful, ABC11, Disney, and KaBOOM! build new playground

ABC11 staffers joined dozens of community volunteers Saturday to build a new playground.
November 4, 2013 2:05:09 AM PST
ABC11 staffers joined dozens of community volunteers Saturday to build a new playground for children at Durham's Oakwood Avenue Park in less than eight hours.

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The project was made possible by the Walt Disney Company and the non-profit KaBOOM!, which has used its community-build model to construct more than 2,300 new places to play across North America.

More than 200 volunteers from the City of Durham and Keep Durham Beautiful teamed up with ABC11 WTVD employees to assemble the playground.

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The playground's design is based on drawings by children who participated in a Design Day event in September. Before Saturday's build, Oakwood Avenue Park only had a small amount of outdated equipment for children to enjoy.

KaBOOM!'s founders say it is dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most.

"Every child deserves to have a great place to play and we're thrilled to continue our work with Disney in striving toward that goal," said Darell Hammond, KaBOOM! founder & CEO. "Thanks to the efforts from Disney, ABC11, KaBOOM!, the City of Durham and Keep Durham Beautiful, we moved one step closer to the KaBOOM! vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America."

For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

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