The community’s effort to rebuild a popular playground after an arson fire got a boost with a $50,000 unnamed donation.
The City of Sacramento has scheduled an event at the site of a new playground to announce the organization that chipped in the cash.
$200,000 has already been raised from donations and another $200,000 in supplies and labor has been received. The city has allocated $680,000 to rebuild the 13,000 square foot playground.
Work has already begun thanks to skilled volunteers who are doing concrete work and drilling holes for over 300 posts that will be installed. Granite Construction and Teichert Construction have donated labor and heavy equipment to the effort.
2,000 community volunteers are still needed on the week of June 4 to erect the playground structure. Tools are also needed. The steering committee that is organizing the construction says child care will be available and some of the city’s most well-known restaurants will be donating food for the volunteers.