Playground built in a day in East Harlem

May 19, 2011 3:12:17 PM PDT
Dozens of volunteers came together to build a playground in a day on Thursday.

The non-profit playground building group KaBOOM! led the effort sponsored by Disney to restore the 103rd Street Community Garden between Park and Lexington Avenues in East Harlem.

The renovations include not only the Disney-themed Junior playground built in a day, but also a garden, a basketball court and a movie screen coming later this year.

The construction was based on drawings from children in the neighborhood who attended a Design Day earlier this year.

The event, which began early in the morning, ended with a ribbon cutting for the new playground this afternoon.

The makeover of the 103rd Street Community Garden is part of the New York Restoration Project.

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