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Volunteers Build New Kid-Designed Playground and Multi-Sport Court at Suitland Community Center in Prince George’s County
Kids at Suitland Community Center in Prince George’s County will soon have a new playground and multi-sport court as part of nationwide effort by KABOOM! to make sure all kids have access to safe places to play
Volunteers from The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County, BGE, and Pepco are building a new, kid-designed playground and multi-sport court on October 12-15, 2021, at Suitland Community Center. Construction will start on Tuesday, October 12, and be completed on Friday, October 15.
WHEN: Friday, October 15, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Volunteers construct playground
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Site reset for afternoon volunteers
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteers complete playground construction
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony
WHERE: Suitland Community Center
5600 Regency Ln
Forestville, MD 20747
WHO: Kathryn Lusk – Senior Director, Programs, KABOOM!
Elizabeth Hewlett – Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board
and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)
Rodney Oddoye - Senior Vice President for Governmental and External Affairs, BGE
Tyler Anthony – Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pepco Holdings
This project will provide a state-of-the-art new playground and multi-sport court for hundreds of kids in the community and those who attend programs at the center. Play is essential to the physical, social, and emotional health of every child. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for access to parks and playspaces. M-NCPPC remains committed to providing vibrant outdoor spaces for the Prince George’s County community.
In July, kids from Suitland Community Center shared drawings of their dream playspaces with project organizers. Their ideas were integrated into the new playground and multi-sport court design. Community members have been deeply involved throughout the process, all the way from design to the upcoming installation. The current playground and court have been well-loved for many years and the team is excited to provide new, customized, and safe playspaces for the kids that reinforces their learning from neighborhood schools and the center’s STEAM program.
This project demonstrates the commitment of BGE and Pepco, part of the Exelon family of companies, to power a cleaner and brighter future for the communities in which they live and serve.
Through its partnership with groups like BGE, Pepco, and M-NCPPC, KABOOM! is committed to ending playspace inequity for kids, for communities, for good.
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Suitland Community Center
The Suitland Community Center is managed by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County. The Department delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment. Learn more about the Department at www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Pepco provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 894,000 customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland. The company has served the region for 125 years. Pepco is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider. To learn more about Pepco, visit The Source, the company’s online newsroom. Find additional information by visiting pepco.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/pepcoconnect, Twitter at twitter.com/pepcoconnect, and Instagram at Instagram.com/pepcoconnect.
KABOOM! is the national non-profit that works to achieve playspace equity. Kids who don’t have access to play miss out on childhood and are denied critical opportunities to build physical, social and emotional health. And all too often, it more deeply affects communities of color. So we amplify the power of communities to build inspiring playspaces that spark unlimited opportunities for every kid, everywhere. KABOOM! has teamed up with partners to build or improve 17,000+ playspaces, engage more than 1.5 million community members and bring joy to more than 11 million kids. To learn about our goal to end playspace inequity for good, visit kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom, facebook.com/kaboom and instagram.com/kaboom.