Volunteers make the first efforts to raise the playground
Local children designed the play area when they participated in a Design Day event to come up with a concept of their dream playground. "It's perfect! The kids wanted a tree house feel and a monorail. The play area just hit all the key areas and it is so neat to see it all come to fruition," said Katie Tarlecky, YMCA Branch Executive Director.
KaBoom! Team Captains explain the building plan
Long Beach Airport (LGB), of course, stepped up to lend a hand in February. LGB Employees picked up shovels, drills, and paint brushes to build the playground in one working day.
Jace Hieda, Jet Blue Marketing and Kim McMahon, LGB Public Affairs do their part
"A safe and fun place for kids is worthwhile for the whole community, which is why the Long Beach Airport decided to participate," said Kerry Gerot, LGB Public Affairs Director.