Arleta volunteers work hard to create playground
On Saturday, however, there was a change of pace. Residents of Arleta decided to build a playground by an Artleta preschool; something that is desperately needed. There are so many good qualities to this. I mean, really, it's really hard to see a downside to a PLAYGROUND, right (other than the money it took to build it, of course). More than 300 (!) volunteers showed up and built the playground that turned out to be 3,300 square feet!!! Kids are gonna have fun here! And better yet, it'll keep them off the streets!
KaBOOM! - a nonprofit organization that develops playgrounds nationwide - worked with Washington Mutual on this park, the seventh of 10 anticipated throughout the country in 2008.
A 12-year old even remarked that it was a safe place for kids to play without parents having to worry; a MAJOR improvement considering the reputation its neighborhing city has! Dany Maynard, pasot of Liberty Temple commented "We plan to run after-school programs and keep these kids off the street, and that's what our community needs right now."
Way to go, KaBOOM! :-)