New playground built for children in Harrisburg

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Children in the city of Harrisburg have a new place to play and it was constructed in just a few hours. A new playground was built at 4th and Emerald Streets in the city's Uptown neighborhood.

The project was made possible by the Pennsylvania Municipal League and KaBoom!, a group that aims to build playgrounds within walking distance for children across the country.

More than 200 volunteers made Saturday's build possible and many say youngsters were in desperate need.

"I think it's important here because we have the community in Uptown area have so many kids that don't have a place to play, a safe place to play, and safe equipment to play on," said Harrisburg City Council President Wanda Williams.

In addition to constructing the actual playground, volunteers also assembled benches, planted shrubs, mixed concrete and moved mulch.

KaBoom! works hard to finish their projects in six hours or less.

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