RENO-SPARKS INDIAN COLONY, NV-- Children who live in the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony got their first look at a new playground Friday.
More than 175 volunteers carried pieces of the jungle gym in, mixed concrete and assembled all the different parts. A portion of the playground was donated by a national non profit called Kaboom in an effort to get children active outdoors.
“In today’s environment you see a lot of young people on video equipment and we want them to be able to move,” said Arlan Melendez, tribal chairman. “We want them outside exercising, so I think it is a good way to motivate them.”
Tribal leaders say exercise in their children is a top priority as they are seeing more cases of obesity. After a final safety check children will be able to use the playground starting Sunday.