Some 200 volunteers from the Minnesota Vikings, The Toro Company, organizers of KaBOOM! and the City of Falcon Heights worked on the Falcon Heights playground located at Curtiss Field on June 3. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Thunder — KaBOOM! — and lighting, didn't stop volunteers in Falcon Heights
June 3 was a special day for many Falcon Heights residents, especially the children.
Despite intermittent rain and a thunderstorm, nearly 200 community members, Minnesota Vikings staff members and other business professionals worked together to build a playground and an outdoor classroom in one day.
The city of Falcon Heights is seeking applications for the Environmental Commission. Falcon Heights residents interested in being involved with environmental issues and serving the city can submit an application online or at City Hall.
This rendering, option “B” of three designs presented to community playground designers, was the chosen design. Scores of volunteers are expected to help install the equipment on Wednesday, June 3. (courtesy of KaBOOM!)
It sounds like a magic trick: in about a week, 200 people will show up at an empty lot, and six hours later, a brand new playground will appear.