PLAYGROUND BUILDING—Several volunteers teamed with professionals to build a KaBOOM! Playground in Homewood. This was the first of a series of playgrounds to be built throughout Pittsburgh to help children be more active. (Photos by J.L. Martello).


More than 200 volunteers from Homewood Children’s Village, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community joined forces recently to build  new playgrounds in Homewood, and various other communities. The new playgrounds’ designs are based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in February. The construction took all day as volunteers and professionals worked together.

The ribbon cutting took place at Homewood Children’s Village, 7227 Kelly St. Welcoming the hundreds of volunteers from around western Pa, were state Rep. Ed Gainey, and City Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess.

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