Volunteers gathered Saturday at Hartley-Vey Gardere Park to construct a playground thanks to a grant from Dr Pepper Snapple and national nonprofit KaBOOM! BREC received a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant for the project.

Top: BREC completes a one-day KaBoom!-sponsored playground build at Hartley-Vey Gardere Park on Saturday.

Above right: Members of the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Training Program assemble brackets Saturday.

Below: BREC members, local volunteers and members of the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Training Program shovel mulch Saturday as they prepare to deliver it to the play site.