Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children

byMarybeth Lima

Hardcover | February 4, 2013

Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children by Marybeth Lima
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We accomplish extraordinary things when we do ordinary things together. This heartfelt and hopeful conviction led LSU professor Marybeth Lima to begin the LSU Community Playground Project as a way to involve her students in the larger Baton Rouge community. Fifteen years and over seven hundred students later, Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities tells the remarkable story of the Playground Project's ongoing partnership with area public schools to design and build safe, fun, accessible, kid-designed playgrounds.

Lima's experiences with the Playground Project range from outright failures to hard-won victories. Overcoming the challenges of working with scarce resources and persevering despite many setbacks, Lima and her students succeeded with hope, humor, and dedication.

Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities emphasizes the major impact people have when they work together for the common good?whether by building playgrounds, establishing neighborhood gardens, or participating in honest, respectful conversations. To this end, Lima provides an appendix with practical advice for local engagement. People wanting to make a difference in their communities can use this book as a road map; those active in long-term endeavors will draw on it for ideas and inspiration.

Title:Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for ChildrenFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:216 pages, 6.2 X 8 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:216 pages, 6.2 X 8 X 0.68 inPublished:February 4, 2013Publisher:LSU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0807149802

ISBN - 13:9780807149805

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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