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Last month it was announced that two brand new playgrounds will be built this August at two City of Flint locations, Hasselbring and Broome Park. (Photos courtesy of United Way of Genesee County)

Flint, Mich. – Last month it was announced that two brand new playgrounds will be built this August at two City of Flint locations, Hasselbring and Broome Park.

This evening, 20 young residents directly impacted by these builds will come together to draw their dream playground at Church Without Walls in Flint. Designers at Miracle Midwest Recreation Company have created three different layouts for the playgrounds. The community is invited to help choose which of these three playgrounds will be built as part of Hasselbring Park on August 15 and Broome Park on August 18th. Visit https://goo.gl/forms/k8TGvDrJhJZMhzH53 through June 11, 2017, at 7 p.m. to vote for your favorite design and give feedback on each playground plan.

According to National Recreation and Park Association standards and Michigan Department of Natural Resources planning guidelines, the City of Flint needs another36 playgrounds to meet the needs of its nearly 100,000 residents. Broome Park is one the largest active play parks in Flint and serves much of the area between I-69 and I-475 on the southwest side of Flint. Broome hosts multiple baseball & softball leagues as well Flint Olympian and CANUSA soccer leagues. The playground equipment currently in Broome Park was installed in 1968 and is structurally deficient. Hasselbring is located on Flint’s far northwest side in the Brownell-Homes neighborhood. Right now, there is no playground within a quarter of a mile for the 716 children living in the area to easily access.

The goal of these playground builds is to enhance the community and improve the quality of life of children and families in Flint. The work will take place the week of August 14th to coincide with the Flint Homecoming event held by the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce. Flint homecoming will welcome back Flint & Genesee County residents and provide opportunities to network and re-engage their native community. Hasselbring Park Build Day will be Tuesday, August 15th and the Broome Park Build Day will be Friday, August 18th.

Those interested in being involved in the project or becoming a donor or sponsor should visit www.unitedwaygenesee.org/flintkidsplay or email info@unitedwaygenesee.org or call 810.232.8121 and press 0.

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Broome Park Option 2 by NBC 25 / FOX 66 News on Scribd

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Hasselbring Park Option 2 by NBC 25 / FOX 66 News on Scribd


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