West Penn Park Playground Build

Location
West Penn Park – Polish Hill
Address: 470 30th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

In conjunction with the Municipal Leadership Summit, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the City of Pittsburgh, and KaBOOM!, more than 200 volunteers will complete a service project by building a new playground structure in West Penn Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This will be the 13th playground project The League has successfully built since 2010. We are honored to once again partner with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit whose mission is to end playspace inequity. KaBOOM!’s model engages the children in the community on a ‘Design Day’ where they can give their input on what they want the playground to include. This community engagement is key to the process – it helps build relationships, fosters trust, and creates collaboration between community members, the city, and its partners. It also leads to the community’s increased usage of the playspace and their vested interest in the long-term maintenance of the park.

This year’s project is located in West Penn Park in the City’s Polish Hill neighborhood and was last renovated many years ago. It is in need of an update to bring it up to the city’s current safety standards. Although the playground is ADA accessible, there are no amenities that can be used by someone with a physical disability. The playground is located in a park that also contains a ball field, a recreation center, a skate park, and a pool. The newly renovated playground will round out recreational opportunities for children, as well as visitors of all ages.

We will have volunteer opportunities for “Build Week” – October 3, 4 and 5, 2022 – the ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday afternoon, Oct 5th. Stay tuned for online registration.

The League is looking for additional partners that share our vision of supporting our member communities and providing opportunities to help children and youth thrive. Click here for all playground sponsorship opportunities.