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Fiesta Bowl Charities, SRP and KABOOM! to Build New Playground at A New Leaf in Mesa

Volunteers from the Fiesta Bowl, SRP and KABOOM! will build a new playground this week

More than 100 volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities and SRP will join KABOOM! from October 6 to 8 to build a state-of-the-art, 2,000-square-foot playground for the East Valley After School Program at A New Leaf in Mesa. The playground was designed from drawings submitted by children who attend A New Leaf, and now their dreams will become a reality.

960 N. Stapley Dr.
Mesa, Arizona 85203

Wednesday, October 6 to Friday, October 8

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Volunteers construct playground
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Site reset for afternoon volunteers
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Volunteers complete playground construction
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony (Friday, October 8 only)

Play is essential to physical, creative, cognitive, social and emotional development. The new playground will serve hundreds of kids who attend the East Valley After School program. Currently, there is only one basketball court available to serve outdoor play for children. The playground will give community members and their kids a safe, modern playspace to share, build relationships and grow.

Sponsored by SRP, as part of the Fiesta Bowl Charities 2021-22 grant cycle, Fiesta Bowl Charities granted KABOOM! funding to help build the playground, which will be the 10th built in Arizona by Fiesta Bowl Charities and KABOOM!. Fiesta Bowl Charities supports KABOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community.

Before and after shots of the playground site
Volunteers assembling and hand-building playground structure, mulching and pouring concrete
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground (October 8)

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 750,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.