Disneyland Resort, VoluntEARS Build 12th Anaheim Park
By: Ashley Ludwig, Patch Staff
Date: October 2, 2019
“ANAHEIM, CA — More than 300 volunteers from the Disneyland Resort, City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Family YMCA joined KaBOOM! to build a playground in just six hours at Julianna Park in Anaheim at the end of September.
The playground marks the 12th Disney-sponsored KaBOOM! playground in Anaheim, the Julianna Park completes the 12 playground commitment that Disneyland Resort made with the city. Over the summer, children imagined their ideal playground at Julianna Park. The new playground is based on their drawings and provides more than 1,500 kids in Anaheim with a great, safe place to play.
Workers used sweat equity to put that dream of a playground into solid, working order. They moved mounds of clean fiber shavings, erected rock climbing walls and hundreds of pieces of playground equipment.
According to the minds of Disney, play is the business of childhood and is essential to the physical, cognitive, creative, social and emotional development of every child.
With that in mind, dozens of Disneyland Resort executives and SALUTE, Disney’s business-employee resource group that supports veterans as they transition to civilian life, all worked together to build the playground to the tunes of the 300th Army Band, who lent their musical prowess during the event.”