By Kyle McCabe | June 17, 2009
The Vickie Powers Memorial Park Playground Project gets underway today. It’s an exciting event – 5 days of building by hundreds of volunteers, and in the end the community will have a brand new playground in the park.
What’s cool about this playground is that it was designed with the help of children, so you know they’re going to love it. As part of a “community design, community build” concept, Rapid City’s Parks & Recreation Department teamed up with Leather’s & Associates, out of New York, to make this project happen.
The concept of this park’s “community design, community build” is classic and essential. Whether it be by getting involved in social media, encouraging higher levels of customer and community service, relationship building, or by hosting/contributing to community events, the community theme has been a common thread for many of our clients lately. Sort of as a way to get back to the basics. Back to the human connection. Working together toward a common goal.
It’s encouraging to see so many people give so much to such a cause as this park, even in the midst of a recession. This generosity, this sense of community, is now more important than ever. I hope this playground and park will benefit the community by/for which it was built, and perhaps serve as a way to grow our sense of community in the days ahead.