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Charlotte Playground Build


United Way is bringing together companies across our community to build a new playground for Barringer Academic Center, located in west Charlotte, as part of the annual Charlotte Playground Build.

Join us in Building Dreams

A safe, fun school playground can cost over $80,000. We invite you to be part of the 2019 Charlotte Playground Build by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $15,000 and offer the opportunity for your team members to volunteer to construct the new playground on April 5, 2019.

When you and your co-workers volunteer to construct a playground, you’ll find yourselves inspired and fulfilled by the immediate results of your efforts. Plus, you will discover it’s the perfect way to build teamwork and a creative sense of play within your company!

Be A Sponsor

Become a Playground Build sponsor by contacting Bob Young at 704-371-6276 or

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Past Playground Builds

2003: Progress Park

2004: Idlewild Elementary School

2005: Thomasboro Elementary School

2006: Reid Park Elementary School

2007: Piney Grove Elementary School

2008: Devonshire Elementary School

2009: Bruns Avenue Elementary School

2010: Pawtuckett Elementary School

2011: Winding Springs Elementary School

2012: Paw Creek Elementary School

2013: Hidden Valley Elementary School

2014: Shamrock Gardens Elementary School

2015: Highland Renaissance Academy

2016: Blythe Elementary School

2017: J.H. Gunn Elementary

In 2017, corporate sponsors and volunteers spent the day building a playground set for J.H. Gunn Elementary. In addition, the volunteers spread more than 1,000 bags of mulch, assembled an outdoor classroom, installed eight deck benches, refurbished garden beds and more.

See photos from 2017 Playground Build

Playground Sponsors