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Volunteers Needed To Build City Playground

By J. Noel Espinoza/Rio Grande Info

In partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and KaBOOM!, Brownsville is hosting a playground Build Day on Saturday, November 14,  at Prax Orive Jr. Park, 1245 Palm Boulevard.

Nested near downtown, the park is a haven for joggers, walkers, and nature lovers. It’s a sanctuary for ducks and a variety of birds that live in the city’s resacas.

Prax Orive Jr. Park located along Palm Blvd.

    Prax Orive Jr. Park located along Palm Blvd.

Also known as Sunrise Rotary Park, Prax Orive Jr. Park was selected as a recipient of the “Build It With KaBOOM!,”  a playground grant opportunity received in July.

Primarily funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the customized playground will replace outdated equipment, providing youth with an age-appropriate place to play, city officials said.

Brownsville officials ask the community to help give kids the childhood they deserve by helping build the new playground.

Build Week Schedule:

Prep Day 1: Thursday, November 12, 2015
30 Volunteers Needed

Prep Day 2: Friday, November 13, 2015
15 Volunteers Needed

Build Day: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Approximately 200 Volunteers Needed

Families interested in participating in Build Day should RSVP to City of Brownsville at (956) 548-6167 or Residents may also register online at

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