Humana partnered with the Green Bay Packers recently to build a playground and refurbish existing equipment at Kennedy Park in Green Bay.
Located on the city’s east side, the park will serve as a safe place for local kids, adults and families to play together. The playground was completed in one day — Sept. 15 — with several Packers players and Humana volunteers working together.
Mayor Jim Schmitt kicked off the event, and Packers players Don Barclay and Justin Perillo helped with the build.
Humana Vice President Mark Matzke dedicated the playground to the city of Green Bay, and Packers players Jayrone Elliott and Lane Taylor helped volunteers finish up the project, including spreading wood chips and pouring concrete.
The new equipment, a custom play-system, was purchased through Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground, a Milwaukee and Minneapolis company that designs and constructs playgrounds. Concrete for the play area was donated by Green & Gold Concrete in Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers and Humana are working closely with the Green Bay Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to complete the project.