A couple of years ago, WHP staff took a photo in the courtyard between our building and the Department of Health and Human Services. What was then benches and rosebushes is now…a playground!
This project was funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Initiative, Built to Play.
For parents coming in and out of the Washtenaw Health Plan, Washtenaw County WIC or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, this could be a nice break in a day of errands! Maybe next time, the kids will not just “tolerate” coming to our campus, but will actually look forward to it!
The transformation was quick (it just took a few days!), and we will still have the nice trees turning colors in the fall.
For more details about why the health department applied for the grant, read this conversation on the Built to Play website with WCHD Communications and Community Health Promotion Manager Susan Ringler-Cerniglia.