Community will join together to build the playground on Sept. 29th
On August 8th the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Humana Inc. and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play, asked youth from the Westlawn neighborhood to do something that many kids dream of doing: design their dream playground. The youth joined together at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center to gather ideas for a new one-of-a-kind, multi-generational play space that they and hundreds of volunteers will build to reality on September 29th.
The customized playground will be funded primarily by Humana and will be created with personal drawings and other input collected from the children and adults on the special design day.
Currently, the families of Westlawn do not have a playground to call their own, nor are there any publicly accessible playgrounds in the immediate area. A new playground will effectively address these needs, providing the youth with an age-appropriate area to play, as well as fitness stations and walking paths for seniors and other adults. The project will create a gathering area to inspire family picnics and get-togethers for years to come.
The playground is a key addition to the Housing Authority’s revitalization of the Westlawn neighborhood, and it is thankful that Humana is helping to create a lasting neighborhood legacy that promotes healthy play and well-being. The Housing Authority is seeking to add more new play and community areas to Westlawn to further encourage healthy community development.
On Saturday, September 29th, 200 volunteers from the neighborhood and Humana will join together to build the playground in just six hours. For information on donating supplies or volunteer time to this unique community project, call the Housing Authority at (414) 224-0528.