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NBC25/FOX66, volunteers, kids partners unveil Flint playground designs

At Flint's Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School where a group playground "experts" gathered to share their thoughts and talents to design a new playscape. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - It's time to "think spring!"

And while the temperature the past couple of days, there's news Thursday that will make many of us look forward to the warm spring days ahead.

At Flint's Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School where a group playground "experts" gathered to share their thoughts and talents.

The experts in this case? The people who know playgrounds the best: the kids who use them.

These youngsters gathering together to answer the big question: If you were to build a playscape, what would you want it to look like? What should be included in the design?

After all, they will be the ones who would ultimately put their ideas to the test.

This is the third year in a row kids in the community have been asked for their input in a program put on by numerous Flint community service agencies in partnership with the Make an Impact Foundation, United Way of Genesee County, the city of Flint, Foundation for Flint and Keep Genesee County Beautiful.

So far, hundreds of volunteers have already donated their time to build playscapes at Bertson Field House, Broome Park and Hasselbring Park.

What those kids didn't know until Thursday is how important their designs and suggestions will be this year.

Again, the whole design concept of this year's build begins with the kids.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Matt McPherson by email MMcPherson@MakeAnImpactNow.org or phone (864)991-5079


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