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    It’s going to be fun in the sun this summer at Hartsuff Park in Rockland, MA! Our team here at Sullivan Tire has partnered with KaBOOM!, Yokohama, the town of Rockland, and Play Areas for Rockland Kids (P.A.R.K.) to build a new playground in Hartsuff Park. We are looking to have around 200 volunteers for the actual “Build Day” on Saturday, June 25th, and we are well under way to reaching that number.

    Back in April, a “Design Day” was held in Rockland to start the process of creating the ideal playground. The day consisted of three parts: a site walk through, a child engagement portion, and a community meeting.

    The site walk through was to familiarize ourselves with the area and to start thinking of ideas of what we wanted the playground to look like.

    Measurements - Hartsuff Park

    Taking measurements at Hartsuff Park

    After the walk through, Sullivan Tire, KaBOOM!, Yokohama and the Rockland community sat down with the children from the town to draw their idea of a dream playground. The children came up with excellent ideas, and we were able to use these drawings as the foundation for the customized playground.

    Community Design Day

    The children of the Rockland community.

    Artwork Design Day

    Children of Rockland displaying their dream design for a playground.

    Then, it was time to get to do a bit of detective work! The community meeting held after the children’s engagement was to interpret their drawings into creating a playground that held true to the visions they created. Were the children looking for something to climb on? Were they looking for something to swing from? These questions were used to decipher what the children thought would be fun.

    Artwork from the Rockland children on their dream playground.

    Artwork from the Rockland children on their dream playground.

    The Rockland community along with Sullivan Tire and Yokohama were presented with three different playground designs from KaBOOM! based off the drawings and suggestions. The winning design was chosen, and we’re excited to see it come to life!

    So, on Saturday, June 25th, rain or shine, we are going to build the dream playground!

    If you would like to volunteer your time for this wonderful cause, there is still time! No experience is neede. Gloves, t-shirts, breakfast, and lunch will all be provided. Please click on this link to fill out a waiver form and signup:

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