Volunteers planning construction of playground in one day

A playground is going up on Thursday.

Volunteers from the Home Depot and the Salvation Army Lovick Corn Community Center are joining forces to build a state-of-the-art new KaBOOM! playground in just one day at 5201 Warm Springs Road in Columbus.

The design is based on drawings by children from the center's summer camp program. The playground will be built on a vacant field beside the community center.

In addition to providing funding for the project, more than 150 associates from the Columbus Home Depot Store will spend their day off helping volunteers from the center build the playground.

The playground will be built from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and an official ceremony will follow.

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

The project is part of the Home Depot's $25 million commitment to KaBOOM! to create and refurbish 1,000 playspaces in 1,000 days.