Congratulations to all the volunteers from our community that helped make this a reality!
A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored, and solitary to physically, mentally and socially active. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives (#playmatters).
The new playground will bring more than 1,900 kids in Tucson one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve. Currently, there is one existing playground at Kennedy Park that is more than 20 years old and does not meet the needs of the popularity of this park. Kennedy Park is a regional park and the ramadas and fields are reserved year-round. New playground equipment will expand play opportunities to the youth in the community by providing them with an age-appropriate area to play in a very active and vibrant park.
The playground is the third built by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KaBOOM!. Through this partnership, more children will have the joyful childhood they deserve. Fiesta Bowl Charities supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school, and in the community.