The City of Moncton, Tangerine as well as Bienenstock Playgrounds came together, along with 150 local volunteers at the Upper picnic area in Centennial Park in Moncton, New Brunswick on Thursday, and gave the park a complete makeover.
This was no ordinary playground makeover, they transformed the park into a natural playground for children. It helps foster a sense of community that will benefit families for many years to come.
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On arrival, we were given a tour of the park. We were also invited to join a volunteer team to help with the build. Which we accepted, and my daughters wasted no time in getting involved in the project.
My daughters will bend over backward to help someone out, and they jumped at the chance to get their hands dirty and spend some time working alongside the volunteers.
The whole family had a lot of fun participating in this community project. This was a park my kids have enjoyed playing on over the past few years. The girls were excited when they heard that they were going to help with rebuilding a local park. It will be a memory the girls will carry around with them for years to come. Also, one that they can be proud of.
Since 1984, Bienenstock has been building better parks and playgrounds that celebrate nature. A weird mix of landscapers, artists, teachers, technicians, and facilitators, they look at logs, landforms, boulders, and trees as a perfect palette for play.
Bienenstock’s unique approach to community engagement, child development, and youth empowerment has earned them an international following. Their natural playgrounds consistently rank as the most popular in the communities where they work.
Special Thanks to Tangerine, the volunteers, Bienenstock as well as the City of Moncton for putting together this natural playground for the children in the area to enjoy.