Hundreds of volunteers build a playground in a day in Old Town Alexandria.
So Kids Can founders Mike Green, defenseman for the Washington Capitals, and Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show joined more than 200 volunteers from the Washington Capitals and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community on Thursday to build a new playground at the S.T.A.R.S. Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court in Old Town. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in August.
KaBOOM! names Alexandria as a Playful City USA Community for its efforts to increase play opportunities for children.
Alexandria was named a Playful City USA community by KaBOOM! for its efforts to increase play opportunities for children. Playful City USA is sponsored by the Humana Foundation, advocating for local policies that improve children’s play opportunities. Alexandria was selected as one of 213 places for outstanding dedication to play. KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to preserving and creating play opportunities, created Playful City USA in 2007 to help local governments address a nationwide deficit of quality places for kids to play. The Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network launched the Project Play initiative this year to raise awareness about the importance of play, improve play areas for more than 6,000 Alexandria children …