We all know how important recess, running around, and getting the wiggles out are for kids. On Tuesday, Monarch Academy students didn’t have access to a playground.

As of today, they do!

More than 200 volunteers from BGE, Monarch Academy, The Children’s Guild, KaBOOM! and the local community came together yesterday to build a playground in one day – from the ground up.

Planning for the playground began with a special ‘design day’ event held in September when local children and community leaders met with organizers from KaBOOM!, BGE, Monarch Academy and The Children’s Guild to design their dream playground. The children’s drawings were then used to create the final design.

Read more about the project on Baltimore Fishbowl.