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$170k raised to rebuild Ralph Brooks Tot Lot at 20th and Tasker

The Ralph Brooks basketball court at 20th and Tasker streets got a big boost over the weekend with a fundraiser at Union Transfer that raised $170,000 to turn crumbling slice of asphalt into an active oasis.

Image of some minor work at the playground comes from Urban Roots' Facebook page

Image of some minor work at the playground in December comes from Urban Roots’ Facebook page

CBS3 reports that the Make the World Better Foundation, started by Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, took up the cause and partnered with R5 Productions to help the kickstart the plan by youth organization Urban Roots. (For more on the concert, go here.)

The playground, named after a 6-year-old who was paralyzed by a bullet about a block away in 1988, is supposed to be rebuilt to include equipment, a community garden and a rain garden. The Water Department and other organizations donated more than $240,000 to the effort last summer.

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2 Responses to $170k raised to rebuild Ralph Brooks Tot Lot at 20th and Tasker

  1. ProvWitout June 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    I’m glad to see this happening. This basketball court is in dire need of improvement! Hope it shines like a new penny when it is done!

  2. ProvWitout July 4, 2014 at 4:04 am #

    Wow… This is an article about a park… A people park… LoL… I’ll bet if it was about a stinkin dog park there would be a dozen comments. The whacked out priorities of you people… Amazing…

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