About 200 volunteers showed up on a beautiful Saturday to help build a brand new playground in just one day in the Mainstreet community in unincorporated Stone Mountain.
Besides Mainstreet Community Services Association, life insurance company (and the project's funding partner) Foresters and organizers from the national non-profit "dedicated to saving play," KaBOOM! are behind the project.
The playground will be open to community children, but not so fast, kids: Nadine Rivers-Johnson, association on-site property manager for Mainstreet and editor-in-chief of its Mainstream newsletter, said they'll have to wait at least three days before getting on the equipment. The playground includes a Slither Slide, Rockblocks Climbing Wall and Adventure Tube, KaBOOM! said.
Helping hands performed myriad tasks, including loading mulch into wheelbarrows, building different components to the playground, constructing planters and benches, mixing concrete, painting colordul signs and hopscotch boards, and anything else to get the project done May 5.