New playground coming to Chimborazo

08/27/2009 6:20 AM by

Approximately 75 volunteers from Church Hill will help build a new playground at Chimborazo Park on Thursday, Sept. 10. Like an old-fashioned barnraising, the new playground will be built from start to finish in one day.

A message from the Friends of Chimborazo Playground:

In addition, volunteers will help build a new community garden in the park. They will build 16 beds and a compost bin from recycled materials. New garden beds throughout the park will feature native, drought-resistant plantings to beautify the area and attract wildlife.

Join us on Build Day (Sept 10) for children’s activities, performances by a children’s drum corp and other local musicians, and an appearance by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2pm.

Join us for the Grand Opening on Sunday, Sept. 13 for the first official play day! Cement takes about three days to dry before kids can play on the new equipment.

About the Project
KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization, awarded the Friends of Chimborazo Playground a grant to build a new playground and community gardens. The project is largely funded by the Home Depot and supported by the Department of Parks, Recreations and Community Facilities.

Make a Donation
The new playground is a part of an overall plan to make the park safer, more accessible and attractive. Help us make the park a safer and more enjoyable place to play by making a tax-deductible donation today at:

Or, send a check payable to “Richmond Recreation & Parks Foundation” with “Friends of Chimborazo Playground” in the memo line to:

Friends of Chimborazo Playground
2707 E. Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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