On September 6th, Atlanta Public Schools, the South Metro Scholastic Fund, Humana Foundation, and KaBoom! kicked off their design plans for a new one-of-a-kind community garden at Dobbs Elementary School.
The customized playground will be funded primarily by the Humana Foundation and will be created with personal drawings and other input from local community members – from children to seniors – collected during this special design day.
The children who attend J.W. Dobbs Elementary School have not had a playground to enjoy for more than 10 years. The community will rally together to design a new community garden to encourage a healthy diet – as well as more traditional, kid-friendly equipment to create a truly multi-generational space. The project will create a gathering area to inspire family picnics and get-togethers for years to come.
The project is one of more than 50 playgrounds being built by Humana, the Humana Foundation, and KaBOOM! across the U.S. over four years. The Humana Foundation is proud to help create a lasting neighborhood legacy that promotes healthy play and well-being.
APS is thankful for all of the partners sponsoring this project and is excited for the actual building day of the playground on November 9, 2013.