Play is essential to physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. Currently, the existing equipment was installed over 13 years ago and the design of some playground features lends itself to the homeless population sleeping in and stashing paraphernalia. Boys & Girls Club of Cypress staff have to walkthrough and inspect the equipment daily to prevent children from discovering any people or dangerous items. In addition to these hazards, the playground equipment set up causes many injuries and is difficult to supervise. Half of the current playground area has to be closed off entirely during especially busy days due to how dangerous it ends up being for the children. Through this playground project, Boys & Girls Club of Cypress will work with Tarsadia Foundation and KaBOOM! to make a difference in their community and address the most urgent needs of kids.
In April, kids from the surrounding community came together to draw their dream playground. The playground is based off their drawings and will provide thousands of kids in Cypress with a great, safe place to play over its lifetime.
This playground is part of a broader effort led by Tarsadia Foundation and KaBOOM! to ensure communities have great PLAYces for kids and families. Through this partnership, KaBOOM! and Tarsadia Foundation are creating an oasis where kids feel valued and loved, and where their potential is supported, nurtured and celebrated.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Kick-off ceremony
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Best viewing of playground construction
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony
This will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, Cedar Glen Park, 10161 Moody Street, Cypress, CA 90630.
This article was released by the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress.