Volunteers Install New Playground At Schweitzer Park

Courtesy of the Orange County Register

 
Courtesy of the Orange County Register

 Volunteers mixed concrete, shoveled wood chips, and assembled swings and slides Monday as they built a new playground in Schweitzer Park.

The playground is Anaheim’s third from Kaboom, a nonprofit group that promotes and builds playgrounds across North America. Its Anaheim playgrounds are also supported by community members, the city, the YMCA and Disney.

Schweitzer was chosen to get a new playground because its existing one was old, and the organizations wanted to do a project in west Anaheim, said John Guastaferro, a spokesman for Anaheim Family YMCA.

The park was designed by children from Dr. Albert Schweitzer School in January. Some ideas, including a giant fish, didn’t make it into the final plans. But others, including a zip line, were included in the project Monday.

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