How to Build a Playground in Pittsburgh in Less Than a Day

The state-of-the-art playspace is expected to keep more than 100 children entertained.

photo by Julia Petruska


They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it only took six hours last weekend for 200 volunteers to construct a new children's playground in Hazelwood.

“KaBOOM! Playspace,” the brainchild of The Heinz Endowments and KaBOOM!, features brightly colored playground equipment modeled from designs drawn by local children.

“If you look at the equipment, it's not your typical sort of playspace,” says Cara Ciminillo, executive director of Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children.

“It takes into consideration all ages.”

This state-of-the-art playground between Lytle Street and Roma Way will give more than 100 children in Hazelwood a safe, new place to play, keeping them active, healthy and entertained. That section of the neighborhood hasn't had a usable playground in five years.

photo by becky brindle


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