Volunteers help build playground in northeast Oklahoma City

About 140 volunteers helped build a playground Saturday at the campus of Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Center, 2600 NE 63, to help provide more outdoor activities for families in the northeast part of Oklahoma City
by Adam Kemp Modified: June 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm •  Published: June 9, 2013

As he was pouring mulch underneath where a new swing set was being installed, Mekhi Davis said he can't wait to bring his younger brother to the park to play.

About 140 volunteers Saturday helped build a playground at the campus of Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Center, 2600 NE 63, to help provide more outdoor activities for families in the northeast part of Oklahoma City.

Davis, 16, said he and his brothers from Sigma Beta and Beta Gamma junior fraternities thought helping build the playground would be a great way to spend their Saturday.

“It feels good because you don't really know people care until you see people out here working hard for others,” he said. “It's hard out here for some people and some kids don't have it as easy as others. This is cool bringing a community a park here for the kids because we don't really have too many parks around here and that's why kids get in trouble sometimes.”

Volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department joined organizers with nonprofit KaBOOM! to help erect the equipment. KaBOOM! was founded in 1996 in Washington, D.C., with the aim of bringing play areas within walking distance of every child in America.


by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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