Over the course of nine days, thousands of volunteers
from all over Baltimore will be coming together to build
the 17,000-square-foot Stadium Place playground, located
across 33rd Street from the Johns Hopkins at Eastern
The playground, designed by Waverly-area kids, will be
one of the largest community-built playgrounds in the
country, replete with swings, castles, bridges and towers.
Seventy percent will be handicapped accessible, and the
design is intergenerational so that seniors can interact
with the children.
Three days — April 8, 9 and 10 — have been
designated for the Johns Hopkins community to lend its time
and talent. Experienced and nonexperienced volunteers are
needed as construction captains and for painting/art work,
building, sawing, hauling, registration assistance, serving
refreshments, first aid station workers, food and clean up
and any other talents they can bring.
There will be three shifts each day, with food served
after each. The shifts are 8 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 5 p.m.
and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Construction captains are needed at 7
On all the build dates, which are April 7 to 10 and
April 13 to 17, parking will be available at the Ellerslie
Lot on the Eastern campus. Everyone must park toward the
center of the lot near the second shuttle shelter and
toward the Ellerslie Avenue side. On weekdays, a shuttle
will be available to transport volunteers between the
Homewood and Eastern campuses.
The schedule is online at
www.jhu.edu/~security/Easternshut.htm. The university
will not assume liability for vehicles parked at the
Eastern campus for this event.
To sign up, contact Lesley Giles at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional
information, go to the project Web site at