More than 200 volunteers from the Minnesota Vikings, the Toro Company, the City of Falcon Heights, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Falcon Heights community will join forces on Wednesday, June 3, to help build a new playground at Curtiss Field.
The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in April. The existing playground at the park, located at 1555 Iowa St., is at the end of its 15-year lifecycle and is in need of replacement. The city’s three goals for a brand new playground are to provide residents with a playground tailored to the children who will use it, improve the aesthetics of the park and build a strong sense of community.
The Toro Company and the Minnesota Vikings have donated more than $692,000 to build 10 playgrounds in the Twin Cities area with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.
The event will begin with a kick-off ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on June 3. Best viewing of the playground construction will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held between 2:30 and 3 p.m. You can find out more about KaBOOM! at kaboom.org.