A community park offers space for children to play in the neighborhood, and for adults a place to gather, exercise and exchange stories and information. King Park has been the cornerstone of the African-American community in Bay St Louis, and hosted years of block parties, family reunions, and basketball leagues.
Park improvements include a “front porch” with trellised seating in the shade of a live oak tree, new play equipment, seating, fencing, and benches. Kaboom! rallied community residents to design the play areas and then construct the park in a single day: 14 June 2008. The porch structure was fabricated onsite by volunteer teams of workers. Children contributed by painting “community heroes” for a permanent display.
Program: Front Porch, playground, basketball courts, 2 accessible restrooms.
Cost: $180,000 (Pro Bono Project)
unabridged Architecture, Architect
Reed Construction, Contractor