If you know about the new Albert Park playground, then you have probably heard of the B Team. A group of community members, known as the B Team, came together a few years back to co-create solutions to challenges in their neighborhood, including, spearheading the design and construction of Albert Park. They hosted fundraising events, developed relationships with the City, advocated for improvements, and helped convene the neighborhood to design the new playground. On February 1, the B Team was recognized for their partnership, amazing dedication, and community spirit, receiving a Community Service Award from the California Park & Recreation Society.
We were so inspired by working with the B Team on this project, that City staff even made a video about how this project exemplifies one of our guiding principles: “Start with Community Needs.”