June 24, 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Cincinnati
Nearly 140 volunteers from across Greater Cincinnati gathered on Saturday, June 14, 2008 to build a new playground at Mayfield Park in East Price Hill. This is the ninth playground build organized by Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the first with the Cincinnati Parks Department. The major funder for the project was Kohl’s Department Stores, Kohl’s Cares for Kids Program.
The one-day community project was a family event that featured food, clowns, face painting, arts & crafts, music and fun for all involved. The project allowed Price Hill residents, city and hospital employees, nearly 40 Kohl’s associates and volunteers from the Avondale Youth Council, Quebec Heights School and University of Cincinnati to help build a community asset that will benefit children for years to come. The build day was made possible by the generous assistance of sponsors including The BonBonerie, Kroger, LaRosa’s, Inc., Starbucks, and United Dairy Farmers. Children enrolled in summer classes at a nearby elementary school, Quebec Heights, are excited about using the playground immediately. The equipment will be very useful during the summer and many of the neighborhood families will enjoy the brand new playground.
The Mayfield playground is just a part of IFCK's injury prevention efforts in Price Hill and plan to help develop a safer place for children to live and play in this area.