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Disneyland Resort cast members take pride in giving back to the community in which they live and work. Last year, cast member giving within the city of Anaheim totaled more than $200,000 in donations and services.
KaBOOM! Playground Builds in Anaheim
The Walt Disney Company, including Disneyland Resort, supports KaBOOM!’s mission of helping all children get the play that they need. Since 2007, Disney has pledged more than $12 million to help build more than 100 playgrounds and Imagination Playground™ sets. The playground builds are an extension of The Walt Disney Company Healthy Living Commitment to creating healthier generations, by bringing the gift of active play to kids and families who need it most.
To date, Disney has sponsored playground builds at the following parks in the city of Anaheim:
- Edison Park, Anaheim – June 2011
- Stoddard Park, Anaheim – May 2012
- Schweitzer Park – March 2013
- Modjeska Park – Oct. 2013
- John Marshall Park – March 2014
- Twila Reid Park – May 2015
- Lincoln Park – May 2016
- Imperial Park – Feb. 2017
- Willow Park – Sep. 2017
- Pearson Park – Feb. 2018
In addition, Disney has pledged to fund new KaBOOM! playgrounds at the following Anaheim parks in the coming years, bringing the total number of playgrounds in Anaheim to 12 and giving over 80,000 Anaheim children a place to play:
- Julianna Park – Jan. 2019
- Barton Park
Anaheim Park Renovations
In the last five years, the Disneyland Resort has donated $1.5 million to Anaheim parks as part of an ongoing commitment to provide places where families can have fun together.
In 2016, Anaheim residents welcomed the opening of several Disney-sponsored upgrades in city parks, including:
- A new skate park at Schweitzer Park
- A new skate park at Palm Lane Park
- A pickle ball court and the refurbishment of a field for softball and soccer at Twila Reid Park
Disneyland Resort Celebrates Summer in Anaheim Movie Nights
For the second year in a row, the Disneyland Resort hosted free movie nights to celebrate summer at six different Anaheim parks. More than 4,000 residents in total attended this year’s movie nights, which included free popcorn, beverages and other giveaways, and a variety of different activities, including trivia with the Disney Ambassadors, hula hoop and jump rope contests.