We need your help! Volunteer for the Glassboro Community Playground Build
In 2016, over 200 residents, students, and local friends of Glassboro, New Jersey came together to build the playground at East New Street Park that has since seen thousands of families enjoy the playground while taking time to enjoy the great outdoors, exercising, and have fun. We are going to do it again at Renlund Park on October 12, 2019.
A community built playground project is all about bringing a sense of fun, freedom and creativity to children. Play is a necessity, not a luxury. Children who engage in active play perform better in school, think more creatively, maintain healthier body weights and are better able to resolve their problems peacefully. Safe play spaces also let children experience the joy of just being a kid, free of adult worries and responsibilities. All children deserve these opportunities! Just as play is essential to a child’s physical, mental and social development, so does a community-build project contribute to the health and vibrancy of the entire community.
Community build playgrounds bring out the best in people. Not only are they building a community gathering space, but they’re helping build community, pride and a sense of ownership. Even more, by volunteering just a few hours of help, volunteers are helping the Borough of Glassboro save 30% on installation costs. This playground will cost $90,000 and by having a community build to put it together, the Borough saves $30,000 on installation costs, allows us to purchase more playground equipment, and provides a sense of Glassboro pride and ownership in the community.
Experience is helpful, but not necessary as Borough Employees and the playground manufacturers crew will be building right along side the volunteers and ensuring everyone’s safety and well being.