Refugio Community Builds New Park

Refugio gets a new playground

Refugio was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey and many are still recovering.
but thanks to Rebuild Texas along with Kaboom  built a park to help bring kids back outside to enjoy the outdoors and have a safe place to play. 
Newscenter 25's David Gibson went to Refugio to watch the town build this park.

The whole community came together to build a kid designed park right here in Refugio.
"The playground that we are building today was designed by them just for them and its not going to be like any playground that's around," tells Alex Daubert, Kaboom.

Rebuild Texas and Kaboom partnered to build and rebuild parks in areas devestated by Harvey.
"Everything was gone, we had nothing last year, we started over from scratch," adds Josh Turner, Refugio Little League.

Kaboom wants to make sure the students have a safe place to have fun.
"We are providing safe and easily assessable places all across the us for kids to be able to play," says Daubert.

The recipients of the new playground the Refugio Little League. Volunteer James Turner believes having so many hands to help build this park will boost the morale in Refugio.
"Just to be able to get out here and actually put hands on and physically help with it makes a big difference," believes Turner. "I think having the whole community out here today and them actually seeing they are making a difference is going to help boost the community morale just a 100%."

What Turner hopes the younger generation and students take away is a sense of pride in giving back to your community.
"We are able to put something together for them from nothing, because two days ago there was nothing here...and them just seeing their parents volunteer will help them grow up and want to give back as well," declares Turner.

Organizers hope to have this park built and open on Wednesday.

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