Volunteers build playground near medical mall in daylong blitz - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Volunteers build playground near medical mall in daylong blitz

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

If you live near the Jackson Medical Mall you now have a new play area for your kids thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers.

At six Saturday morning men and women started hammering and sawing to build a new playground near the medical mall on Prosperity Street.

Humana funded the project and was joined by Kaboom and the Jackson Medical Mall.

More than 200 volunteers got to work transforming an empty space into a 43,740 square foot multi-generational playground.

By 2:30 in the afternoon the swing sets, monkey bars and slides were up and ready for the kids.

"We've been working on this project for over six months. Children helped us design the playground...We hope that it brings the community together where children and adults of all ages and really people of all abilities can come out and become a community again," said Humana MS Marketing Director Stacey Carter.

According to organizers, Humana has built more than 50 playgrounds nationwide in the last three years.

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