Kids get chance to design school playground

Local kids drew up plans for a dream school playground which Disney and Kaboom will help build.

January 6, 2011 3:56:12 PM PST
Our parent company Disney has joined the effort to bring a badly needed playground to a local school. ABC13 General Manager Henry Florsheim and representatives from Disney and Kaboom spent time Thursday with students at KIPP Legacy Preparatory School. The kids drew up plans for a dream playground which Disney and Kaboom will help build for the school.

"Our kids play in our cafeteria, so we split the cafteria; our kids eat lunch on one side and they do indoor recess. We've gotten creative -- they play golf and bowling, but it's nothing like being able to run outside, swing and have that social time and get some Vitamin D from the sun," said Tresha Francis, Principal of KIPP Legacy Prep School.

"He's happy because he wanted to help build something so he could say, 'Well, I help build everything, Mama.' And that's why he's just so excited because he wants to help, because he's a helpful kid," said mother Latasha Lyndon.

Disney and Kaboom are also doing this in 11 other U.S. cities. The dream playground for the KIPP Legacy Prep School will get built in just one day. About 200 volunteers will put it all together on March 4.