RunningBrooke serves local neighborhoods and provides havens of activity and safe recreation through its playground-building initiatives. Neighborhood playgrounds meet the needs of our youngest citizens, as well as the after-school and weekend crowds. In 2015, RunningBrooke collaborated with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Activities and rebuilt the Hume Springs Park playground and in 2016, created the Taney Avenue Playground and ushered in additional landscaping and water fountains. A neighbor says, “The playground was a game changer for our neighborhood. The area now feels safe; the rough things don’t happen there anymore. We’re building a community garden across the street, and installing a Free Little Library. From all of us, thank you!”
Most recently, RunningBrooke transformed a deserted tennis court at Four Mile Run Park into a multi-use basketball and soccer court and planted beds of native flowers and trees. An adjacent playground will be built in June 2019.