200 Community Volunteers Unite to Build a New Playground at Charter Oak Landing

Volunteers from Travelers, Riverfront Recapture and the community will join KaBOOM! on Friday, May 17 to transform an empty site at Charter Oak Landing into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours. The new playground will help make play the easy choice for kids and families in Hartford. 

In January, kids from the surrounding community came together to draw their dream playground, and those drawings were used as a template for the playground being built, which will provide thousands of kids in Hartford with a safe place to play over its lifetime.

Play is more than just fun — it’s essential to kids’ physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional 

development. Research confirms that children learn to problem-solve, resolve conflicts and build relationships through play, which helps them grow-up healthier and more resilient and ready for life. Through this playground project, Riverfront Recapture will work with Travelers and KaBOOM! to make a difference in their community.


The building of this playground is part of a broader effort led by Travelers and KaBOOM! to ensure communities have great PLAYces for kids and families. Through this partnership, KaBOOM! and Travelers are creating an oasis where kids feel valued and loved, and where their potential is supported, nurtured and celebrated. 

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