The facility's 50 or so children used the old park all the time. Davis said it was "in need of an updo," though, and she believes they'll use the new park every day, weather permitting.
Volunteers are headed to the park site today to do a little preparation before Saturday, Walker said. Without that work, there's no way everything could get done in one day, she said.
Parents shouldn't be worried about volunteers constructing play items in the span of six or seven hours though: Walker said city safety personnel will inspect all of the equipment, and Vietti said there will be KaBoom construction personnel on site.
"From a KaBoom standpoint we have built close to 2,200 playgrounds similar to this across the county," Vietti said. "It's a process that absolutely works."
The equipment is coming from the Playworld System, Vietti said.
The city of South Charleston is providing $8,000 for the work and Humana prefers not to disclose how much it is donating to such projects, said representative Jeff Blunt.
There are many members of the Humana network in the Charleston area, and the company wants to promote health lifestyles and community interaction, Blunt said.
"The main point from our perspective is by promoting active play we're addressing a lot of the long-term health issues in this country," he said.
Anyone interested in helping with the project should come to the park by 9 a.m. Saturday. Officials expect the park will be done by 3 p.m.