Volunteers Needed to Build New North Beach Playground

Media Advisory

When: Saturday, December 8

            7:45am to 8:00 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     

Where: Dolphin Park

                200 Sandbar Avenue, 78402

Who:  Community Volunteers

             City Councilwoman Paulette Guajardo

             City Councilman Everett Roy

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Volunteers are needed to help build a new state-of-the-art playground at Dolphin Park this Saturday, December 8. In just a few hours, they will assemble a playground providing a place to play for both neighborhood kids and for families who come to enjoy a day at the beach.

This playground project is funded by the Rebuild Texas Fund and KaBOOM! to serve communities affected by Hurricane Harvey by ensuring kids can get back to the business of childhood. Other partners on the project are North Beach Community Association and the City’s Parks & Recreation Department.

Earlier this fall, a group of local kids were invited to help design the playground that will soon be built in their neighborhood.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3464 in advance.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Interim Director Becky Perrin at 361-826-3498 or by email at beckyp@cctexas.com, Rebuild Texas at media@rebuildtx.org or Caroline Finnell with KaBOOM! At 292-464-6164 or by email at cfinnell@kaboom.org.

About the Rebuild Texas Fund

The Rebuild Texas Fund is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, established to support the rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More information about the Rebuild Texas Fund is available at www.rebuildtx.org.   

About KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – especially those living in poverty – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. To learn why play matters for all kids, visit kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom, facebook.com/kaboom and instagram.com/kaboom. #playmatters #PLAYceforKids