The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that the City has been selected by the KaBOOM! organization for a community build playground funded by JM Family Enterprises, Inc., at the new Hillsboro Community Center, 50 Hillsboro Technology Dr. The City and The McDougle Family Foundation partnered to apply for the grant, which was awarded to Deerfield Beach in December 2016.
On Saturday, March 11th the community, JM Family, KaBOOM! and The McDougle Family Foundation will come together with 200 volunteers to build this brand new playground in one day.
The City could not be more excited to have such a great opportunity for the community and would like to thank JM Family for funding such an amazing project, KaBOOM! for selecting Deerfield Beach and The McDougle Family Foundation for partnering with us on such a worthy project!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve more than 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.5 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.
For more information, call the Special Events Division at 954-480-4429.