Delta, KABOOM! unveil kid-designed playground with local partners in Miami

Delta and KABOOM! have partnered with local organizations in Miami to unveil a kid-designed, community-built playground as part of the airline’s commitment to giving back where its employees live, work and serve. The new playground was a collaborative effort by community members, including kids, who presented creative ideas for their dream playground during a design day in February.

Playing is the essence of childhood and is a critical developmental need that provides countless physical, social and mental health benefits. However, far too many children, especially in communities of color, do not have a place to play near where they live or learn. KABOOM! is working to end playspace inequity, ensuring that kids have access to quality places to play, something that should be part of every child’s life. The new playground at Las Sevillas, designed with the neighborhood’s unique needs and aspirations in mind, brings Miami one step closer toward ending playspace inequity and ensuring that every kid has the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of play.

This project is part of Delta’s ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where their employees live, work and serve by supporting education and play equity.  The playground – built by the community and Delta people from around the globe as a part of the airline’s Global Sales Conference – is the 36th playground Delta has built in partnership with KABOOM!

“Delta colleagues from throughout the world, including our partners at LATAM Airlines, are proud to have spent this day serving the South Florida community and creating a fun playspace for the children of Las Sevillas,” said Luciano Macagno, Delta managing director of Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Florida. “We’re also grateful to our partners at BCD Travel for their support in this important project. We look forward to continuing our support of the South Florida and Miami communities.”

Delta has been serving Miami for more than 70 years, and its people give back through a variety of organizations in the Miami community, including Kaboom!, Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, and the MANG Foundation.

“Playgrounds are an iconic part of childhood. They’re not only where kids collect some of their best memories, but also where crucial skills are developed that nurture their physical, mental, and emotional well-being,” said Lysa Ratliff, CEO of KABOOM!. “KABOOM! is thrilled to work with our partners to bring to life the new playspace at Las Sevillas and ensure that kids in Fontainbleau Lakes have a place designed just for them, where they can play, learn and unlock their greatest potential.”

Fountainebleau Lakes resident Victor Villaverde shared how the park will make a difference for the children in the community. “It changes everything. We needed to take them to other parks, like 20 minutes from here, sometimes walking long distances or sometimes also taking the car to get there. So having this now in the community is going to change everything, because now we have that fun part in our green space that everybody can enjoy, as well.”

Juan Albarran
Juan Albarran
La aviación, los viajes de placer y las bellezas de mi País Venezuela me impulsaron a mostrar desde muy joven las bondades del mundo del tursimo y cómo el conocer nuevos lugares , nuevas culturas;  y nuevas personas,  te permiten crecer como persona adquiriendo nuevas habilidades y herramientas para alcanzar en plenitud los retos que el mundo nos presenta día a día. Nací en Mérida, Venezuela la famosa ciudad de los caballeros, fuí estudiante de la Ilustre Universidad de Los Andes, hoy tengo un nuevo hogar Washington DC, creo firmemente que el turismo es una manera de vivir y de construir una nueva sociedad dinámica y de vanguardia, a través del lente de mi camara y mi experiencia en agencias de viajes , operadores de turismo, y aerolíneas comerciales, puedo dar una pequeña muestra de lo que el mundo moderno nos ofrece. Ahora puedo reflejar mi experiencia en The Jet Set en Español. ******************************************************************************************* Aviation, pleasure trips and the beauty of my country Venezuela, inspired me to show the benefits of the world through tourism. Learning and understanding new places, new cultures, and new people allow you to grow as a person and acquiring new skills and tools help you beat and succeed at the challenges that the world presents us every day. I was born in Merida, Venezuela, the famous city of knights, I was a student at the Illustrious University of the Andes and today I have a new home in Washington DC. I firmly believe that tourism is a way of living and building a new dynamic and cutting-edge society, through the lens of my camera and my experience in travel agencies, tour operators, and commercial airlines, I can give a small sample of what the modern world offers us. Now I can reflect my experience in The Jet Set in Spanish.


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