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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 4, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 28
Save the Dates: JHU Volunteers to Work on Stadium Place Playground April 8, 9 and 10

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 campus.

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 a.m.

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 The university will not assume liability for vehicles parked at the Eastern campus for this event.

To sign up, contact Lesley Giles at For additional information, go to the project Web site at


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