KaBOOM! Whitehall playground built in six hours

Khara Timsina wiped the sweat off his brow as he pushed a wheelbarrow filled with concrete across the colorful playground.

Upbeat tunes blared in the background as nearly 350 volunteers helped to install the bright orange racer slides, swings and climbing walls in the forest-theme playground at Wallace Park in Whitehall on Saturday.

Six hours later — and 160 cubic yards of mulch moved by hand across the lot — and the playground was ready for action — well, after three days of settling.

“I’m very excited to build a new playground for our children,” said Damberi Regmi, 25, a native of Bhutan who spent most of her life in a Nepali refugee camp before coming to the United States in 2008.

“Things were so different there.”