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Volunteers build new playground in a day for Huntington Beach neighborhood

More than 200 volunteers spent Wednesday building a new playground for Huntington Beach’s Oak View neighborhood.

The playground, which occupies about 5,000 square feet, is at 17261 Oak Lane. It replaces a play space that was installed in 1998 but was recently removed to make room for the new equipment.

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The city of Huntington Beach collaborated with Yokohama Tire Corp., the Children’s Bureau and KaBoom, a national nonprofit, to bring the playground to the neighborhood.

The city website says the new play place will bring more than 2,500 children “one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve.”

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