Home : Our Work : ReClaim McKeesport Ambassadors ’15 : Play in the Bouquet Play in the Bouquet Share this project With the help of her son, Kim Brownfield has been caring for four vacant properties on her street for the past 6 years. She is excited to bring her skills and experience to her site on the corner of Bouquet and Grant streets. The site was full of rubble, and home to the foundation of an old garage – which might have intimidated some people – but not Kim. After asking her neighbors, she discovered that the residents would like to see a community gathering space and a safe place for youth to play. She strives to create that space for her community. Her site also includes seating, lighting and plenty of colorful flowers (thus the name of the space). Kim hopes to add play equipment and a pavilion in the near future. “The kids in my neighborhood were so excited to see this project.” Kim BrownfieldReClaim McKeesport Ambassador ABOUT ME. My hometown is McKeesport, PA and I have lived here for the past 25 years. Currently I work at the University of Pittsburgh and am heavily involved in my church, Bethlehem Baptist Church. I want to see the city become more beautiful with my involvement. I am hoping that eventually new business will come to McKeesport to help it grow. For my project, I would like to implement playgrounds in my neighborhood. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS? I like to make jewelry, cooking, baking, doing crafts, growing vegetables, singing, speaking time with family and friends, traveling, riding my bike, Zumba class. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE OTHERS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? That people do care about their property and it is a beautiful and safe place to live. WHAT IS MCKEESPORT’S GREATEST ASSET? The McKeesport Library, McKeesport Police Force, McKeesport Churches, McKeesport businesses and school system.