PHOENIX - In a matter of hours, an empty lot behind some apartments near 11th Avenue and Camelback were transformed into a colorful new playground.
The playground will be used by children and families served by Arizonans for Children.
"These are kids in foster care and are transitioning between families and they have a hard life," said Jeri Jones with United Healthcare. "It will be good for them to be here."
Kaye McCarthy, President of Arizonans for Children, explained that the playground provides a healthy opportunity for the families to bond in a comfortable kid-friendly setting.
The kids even got a chance to weigh in on the design.
Work started early Saturday morning. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place around 2:30 p.m.
A national non-profit called KaBOOM partnered in the project. KaBoom has built more than 2,000 playgrounds nationwide.
The playground will also be available for children in the nearby apartments.
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