FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 1, 2022
Maria Montaño, City of Pittsburgh, 412-500-6669, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Bitting, Pennsylvania Municipal League, 717-236-9469, x*223, email@example.com
Tamara Grider, KABOOM!, 646-228-1469, firstname.lastname@example.org
PROJECT PARTNERS HOST DESIGN DAY FOR NEW PLAYGROUND IN PITTSBURGH
Children’s drawings to create blueprint for community playground at West Penn Park
Children will put crayons to paper and draw their dream playgrounds, which will ultimately become a reality. Elements from their drawings will be incorporated into the final design for a new community playground to be built October 3-5, at West Penn Park by municipal, organization and business officials, as well as many community volunteers.
Design Day will also be a meeting of the playground planning committee that will work for the next several weeks to plan and prepare for the construction of the new playground. This project will be made possible by generous contributions from the City of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), The Grable Foundation, Duquesne Light, Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network, KABOOM!, the Pennsylvania Municipal League (The League), and community individuals.
The day is hosted by The League and the City of Pittsburgh, along with organizers from national non-profit KABOOM!.
Tuesday, August 2
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kids’ Design Workshop — Children drawing their dream playspace
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Adults’ Design Workshop — Volunteers participating in a planning meeting
West Penn Community Recreation Center, 450 30th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Children drawing their dream playgrounds
About The Pennsylvania Municipal League
The mission of the Pennsylvania Municipal League is to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government. The League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. Today, The League represents Pennsylvania cities, boroughs, townships, home rule communities and towns that all share their municipal policy interests. The Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy, publications, education/training, consulting-based programs, and group insurance trusts. For more information, please visit PML.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @PAMunicipalLeag and facebook.com/PaMunicipalLeague – #StrengthThroughEngagement.
KABOOM! is the national nonprofit committed to ending playspace inequity – the reality that quality places to play are not available to every child, especially in communities of color. Since 1996, KABOOM! has partnered with kids and communities to build or improve 17,000+ playspaces and ensure that nearly 12 million kids have equitable access to the crucial benefits and opportunities that playspaces offer. In 2022, KABOOM! launched the 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity, the $250 million plan to accelerate its mission in 25 high-priority locations over five years. Learn more at kaboom.org or join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.