Construction of a new playground in Allegheny Commons Park is set to begin next week. The Central North Side site was chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to support the work.
The new playground will be built by more than 200 volunteers on Tuesday.
It is a project of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to building playgrounds, the city, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Grable Foundation and the Central Northside Neighborhood Council.
First Published June 14, 2012 12:00 AM