News 4 partnering with local companies to build playground at the Boys and Girls Club

Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 4:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 5:58 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – News 4 is partnering with six local companies for the 2022 Playground Project.

The community partners will help in building an outdoor playground for the children who are served daily by the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club. The kids will have a say in designing the playground. Construction updates will be featured on News 4.

Dr. Flint Fowler, the president of the Boys & Girls Club, said, “It’s exciting to know that the club will have this playground for kids for a variety of reasons. One, it shows us that people are interested in investing in the long-term development of our young people. It gives them a fun and positive way to exercise and interact with their friends. It gives them a wonderful to expend energy.”

While the final plans have not been released, Dr. Fowler said the playground will have some of the classic elements kids are used to at playgrounds.

Fowler said, “Sliding boards are always great, swings, parallel bars, climbing walls, a soft landing space for young people. Things that will keep them moving but be engaging.”

In a few weeks, the Boys & Girls Club will host a design day for kids to get involved with the project. Final plans will be released in mid-August, with the ribbon cutting on August 22nd.

This entire project is being made possible by donations from our community partners BJC HealthCare, CarShield, Scott Credit Union, Jim Butler Automotive Group, Andy’s Seasonings, and Offerpad.