Photo by Gary Bassing
Via the Orlando Magic:
On Friday, April 8, more than 300 volunteers from Amway, the Orlando Magic and Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, along with organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of Maitland Oaks Apartments joined forces to build a new playground at the Maitland Oaks Apartment complex. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in February. The new playground will provide hundreds of children in the local community with a safe place to play. Currently, the children who live at Maitland Oaks Apartments do not have a playground within walking distance to enjoy.
The playground is the 11th built by KaBOOM! and Amway and the seventh with the Orlando Magic in an effort to fight the play deficit and save play. The project is one of more than 200 playground builds KaBOOM! will lead across the country in 2011 in an effort to provide a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.