On December 3, 2016, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Orangethorpe Learning Center, OC United, KaBOOM! and KaBOOM!s funding partner - Northwestern Mutual - Orange County, created a new playground space at Gilbert Park.
Over 150 neighbors, community volunteers, and City staff came together and installed a new play structure, added park benches, constructed a new community bulletin board, built picnic tables, storages boxes, cubbies and soccer goals for the Gilbert Neighborhood Center and the Orangethorpe Learning Center, planted new landscaping and put up a child-created wood tile mural.
This was the City's fourth KaBOOM! project.
KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that helps local communities build playgrounds. Over $100,000.00 was donated by KaBOOM! and Northwestern Mutual to make this new playground a reality.