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GOOD Maker Finalist: Swings Tampa Bay Puts a Whimsical Spin on Community Building

In Tampa Bay, Florida, there are more than 100 handmade swings scattered across the city and its surrounding communities thanks to Swings Tampa Bay.

All it takes is a rope swing—and a few curious passersby—to turn a patch of shade under a giant tree into a playground. In Tampa Bay, Florida, there are more than 100 handmade swings scattered across the city and its surrounding communities thanks to Reuben Pressman and Hunter Payne of Swings Tampa Bay, an organization known locally for its experiments in urban recreation and “spontaneous community building.” If you’re lucky enough to spot one of their calling cards, don’t be too shy to stop and play. We think Swings Tampa Bay, a top-three finisher in the Brookside Foods Giving Back Challenge on GOOD Maker, is onto something.

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