This past weekend more than 100 Milford-area residents and local UnitedHealthcare employees built a new playground at the Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford.

The new 3,000-square-foot playground includes a playdozer, cozy cocoon, rocky ridge climber and more. The playground’s design is based on drawings created by children from the Woodruff Family YMCA who participated in a “design day” event in July. The new playground will give more than 17,000 kids in Milford a modern and safe place to play.

The volunteers worked with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing play to all kids. The Milford YMCA playground is the 2,649th KaBOOM!-organized build since 1996, and the 18th created by KaBOOM! and UnitedHealthcare.

“The Woodruff Family Y is excited to be part of such an amazing team,” said Charlie Clifford, Woodruff Family Y District Executive Director. “The Y, United Healthcare, KaBOOM! and the City of Milford – all striving to keep our youth healthy and active – that’s community.”

“UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to help build a playground at the Woodruff Family YMCA,” said Stephen Farrell, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of New England. “We believe the new playground will help inspire children to participate in healthy activities by playing and exercising outdoors.”