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In late November, the Los Angeles Dodgers reached out to Alhambra. Their Neighborhood and Government Affairs Manager asked if Alhambra would like to be the recipient of a brand new playground for children, paid for by the Dodger organization. The City said yes.
The plan is for the Dodgers to team up with Alhambra and a non-profit organization called KaBOOM. They specialize in building playgrounds using community volunteers and involvement. They work much like Habitat for Humanity, which creates living spaces. KaBOOM focuses on community involvement in the creation of play spaces for kids.
Alhambra Park has been chosen to be the location for this modern new playground. Like the recent updates at Almansor and Emery Park, Alhambra Park’s new playground will be a state-of- the-art facility. The colors will be Dodger blue and white.
The date for the one-day build is set for Friday, Jan. 26, and Alhambrans can play a part. It will be an all-day event starting at 8 a.m. The Dodgers are the City’s funding partners, and as a bonus they will bring some of their players, past and present, to the event to meet and join in with the volunteers.
Ideally, there should be 100-200 volunteers from the community to join in this build. People who are 18 or older and would like to put some sweat equity into this great addition to the city should volunteer by contacting the Alhambra’s Community Services office at 626-570-5044, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.