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Build-a-Playground in North Beach: Volunteers Needed!

March 9, 2015

KaBOOM Playground North Beach Crespi Park

If you’re like us, you love to see improvements coming to North Beach. Here’s your chance to be a part of the action and improve your community! On March 19th, the national non-profit, KaBOOM!, is joining forces with the City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation, JetBlue, and the Irie Foundation, to build a place for kids to play in ONE day!

The future site of the playground will be at Crespi Park – 7801 Crespi Blvd in Miami Beach. Over 100 volunteers are needed to accomplish this great task! To volunteer, you just need a pair of sturdy shoes, and to pre-register here before March 17th. Urban Resource will be there to proudly volunteer and we hope to see you there too!

The schedule for Prep and Build days are as follows:

Prep Day 1: March 17, 2015
30 volunteers from the community are needed.

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and check-in
  • 5:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Prep Day 2: March 18, 2015
15 volunteers from the community should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed.

  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and check-in
  • 4:00 PM – All prep work completed (approximate time)

Build Day: March  19, 2015
200 volunteers needed.  100 volunteers from JetBlue and 100 volunteers from Irie Foundation and the City of Miami Beach

  • 6:30 AM – Build Captains arrive
  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and check-in
  • 8:30 AM – Kick-Off Ceremony
  • 2:30 PM – Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

A project kick-off meeting was held in January, in which local volunteers were able to provide their input on the design and layout of the playground. The children of the community were also asked to give their input by creating drawings of their dream playground, which were used as inspiration for the final equipment design. The KaBOOM! slogan, “Play Matters” is just an example of their touching initiative to end the decline of playtime in the lives of today’s children and to educate the public on the importance of playtime in a child’s development.

Crespi Park North Beach

Crespi Park – 7801 Crespi Blvd, Miami Beach

We feel honored to know that North Beach’s own Crespi Park was selected to receive this playground from KaBOOM! and their sponsors. North Beach has been the focus of many well-deserved improvement projects from the City, and we hope to see this momentum stay alive. What other initiatives would you like to see come to North Beach?

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