Atlantic City Electric said it recently partnered with KABOOM!, a national nonprofit committed to ending playspace inequity, to bring a children-designed and community-built playground to Buck Street Park in Paulsboro.
Last week, local children in the community kicked off the planning process by creating drawings of their dream playgrounds during “Design Day.” Those drawings will be used as inspiration for the new playground, as elements from them will be incorporated into design options for the playground.
In February, the community will vote on the final playground design and “Build Day” will take place in April. Volunteers from Atlantic City Electric, Gateway Community Action Partnership, the borough of Paulsboro and others will bring to life the design concepts inspired by local children in Paulsboro.
The effort is one KABOOM! is rolling out nationally to end playspace inequity. KABOOM! said it is working to ensure every child can experience the numerous physical, social and mental health benefits of play, regardless of background or where they live.
Atlantic City Electric is supporting the creation of the playground as part of the company’s commitment to community impact and ensuring the areas where the company serves and where its employees live and work thrives. These events further strengthen the company’s commitment to power a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities.