The children at Princess Square in Alexandria came home from school on Thursday, April 30, to find a new playground installed in the courtyard. Throughout the morning and afternoon, more than 200 volunteers from Fannie Mae, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, organizers from KaBoom! and residents of the Alexandria community joined forces to assemble the equipment and resurface the ground beneath it. Volunteers also assembled benches and painted games on the surrounding pavement. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in March.
The new playground will be used by the nearly 200 children that call Princess Square home.