Roosevelt City Park gets upgrade with Operation Power Play

BIRMINGHAM – Volunteers and community leaders on Thursday, Feb. 24 will beautify Roosevelt City Park and dedicate new playground equipment as part of Operation Power Play. This is the second city park to receive upgrades through the joint initiative involving Alabama Power, the city of Birmingham, Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, the Citizens Advisory Board and Birmingham neighborhoods. Roosevelt City Park is located at 5904 Higan Ave. SW, 35228.

Volunteers from the Alabama Power Service Organization and the neighborhood will help with beautification efforts, beginning at 10 a.m. The volunteers will plant shrubs and remove debris, and paint picnic tables and park equipment, among other tasks. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Mayor William A. Bell Sr. and other community leaders are expected to attend.

The new playground equipment and playground surface are among the “greenest” available. For example, the recycled material used in the safety surface is equivalent to removing more than 230 tires from a landfill, and the recycled content of the play structure is equivalent to nearly 17,000 plastic containers.

Germania Park was the first site to receive new playground equipment through Operation Power Play. A third park, at Smithfield Estates, is expected to receive upgrades next month. Operation Power Play focuses on helping improve children’s health through exercise by revitalizing the places where they play.

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