City Council approves KaBOOM! grant for playground equipment at Gassaway Park

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The Tyler City Council has approved an $80,000 KaBOOM! grant for playground equipment at Gassaway Park that will open fall of 2019.

KaBOOM! has partnered with a funding initiative that will be announced as construction begins. 

The grant includes playground equipment for a 25,000 square foot play space and shade structure for this park.

“This grant will be similar to the Southside Park Project,” a spokesperson announced. 

To include the community in the park design, KaBOOM! will hold a ‘design day’ on July 30th. The event will include a 1-hour site walkthrough, 2-hour design session with children, and a 2-hour design session with adults. 

Schedule of construction: 

Prep days – September 19th and 20th

Build day – September 21st

Grand opening – September 28th

KaBOOM! has over 17,000 play spaces that service over 9 million kids and engage 1.5 million volunteers. 

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