20 years ago, hundreds of volunteers from the community worked together with a Steering committee to build a playground for children. All work was completed in less than one week.
As a result of 20 years of use, replacing the playground was required. November 7th - 11th, volunteer old and new came together to rebuild the playground. This time, with recycled materials expected to last up to 50 years.
Here's an excerpt from the official website:
"In 1993, a group of dedicated volunteers built Kids' Crossing Playground at its current location. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of workers and a strong Steering Committee, the dreams of children twenty years ago became a reality in just five days of construction. A few months ago, Bruce Abernethy, one of the 1993 General Coordinators, was contacted by the City of Fort Pierce, who owns the land where the playground (continue)"
It was such an honor to be able to help. The day before I was pretty much an assistant to the team working on the large slide. If I didn't see it for myself, I never would've guessed that one part of a playground could be so difficult to put together. On the day of the photographs (below), while working with fellow Royal Palms of SLC members we quickly realized putting up a few rows of wall wasn't going to be the piece of cake we thought it would be. We worked around the area in the center of the map. Here are a few photos taken while I was there to help!