The playground project marks the beginning of a deep-rooted commitment to the Uvalde community as they look ahead to recover after the tragedy.
The City of Uvalde, Archewell Foundation, and KABOOM! recently partnered to support community unity and healing by creating a playspace for kids and the community to enjoy. The goal of the DeLeon Park playground project is to provide a sense of hope for the Uvalde community that has come together to recover after the tragedy at Robb Elementary School that impacted the lives of the entire community on May 24. The community has been leading the planning of the project to foster a sense of togetherness and healing through the creation of a vibrant space that honors the innocent lives lost and provides a place to play for kids in need of normalcy, restored childhoods, and joy.
“The Uvalde community has experienced an unthinkable tragedy,” said Lysa Ratliff, CEO of KABOOM!. “Throughout our history, we have experienced the healing power of coming together, and of play. Our hope is that our work can play a small role in helping the community build toward its future. KABOOM! is also committed to building beyond DeLeon Park and is actively raising the resources to address the broader playspace needs in Uvalde. We are ready to work in partnership and in bold new ways to ensure that all kids and families in Uvalde have a great place to play. That work starts today, and continues until playspace equity is achieved.”