What are the Benefits of Community Built Playgrounds?
Community Built Playgrounds Have Much to Offer Beyond Typical Construction
When you choose to develop a community built playground project, there are a number of advantages. From financial savings to community spirit, community built playgrounds offer rewards, both in the short term and for years to come.
Community involvement makes it easier to raise funds and build political support for a new (or renovated) playground.
A community built playground project becomes a rallying point for community spirit. Community members of varying ages, economic backgrounds, genders, races and cultures work in unison toward a common goal. Neighbors can connect.
A community built playground project can serve as a team building opportunity for employees of corporations, members of organizations, and school and church groups.
When local citizens are involved in developing a new playground, the resulting pride of ownership tends to discourage vandalism and other destruction.
Community build participants often gain an increased sense of place. This sense of belonging and can be very personal and empowering experience.
When developing a community built project, you can often save up to 30 percent or more on the total cost of your playground project!