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Zynga helps open new playground in San Francisco

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Zynga helps open new playground

San Francisco-based game developer Zynga and its non-profit arm Zynga.org contributed to the construction of a new playground in San Francisco that will open tomorrow, according to a post on the Zynga Blog.

The new Sue Bierman Park playground will open July 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. PT. The opening of the park, which is located within a quarter of a mile of San Francisco's iconic Ferry Building, will be celebrated with a day of games, arts and crafts, carnival rides, food trucks and activities for the family.

"This project is near and dear to many of us at Zynga," said Zynga.org's executive director, Ken Weber. "Living and working in San Francisco, we jumped at the opportunity to work with RPD, SFPA and Friends of the Waterfront Playground to continue to make the city more livable and, as part of that effort, provide children with a new place to play and let their imaginations run wild.

"The playground will serve an estimated 1,000 children living nearby or going to daycare within a quarter mile of the Ferry Building, the Barbary Coast and Rincon Hill areas."

Zynga.org is the company's non-profit organization that incorporates charitable contributions into its games. As of March this year, Zynga.org's efforts have raised more than $15 million for international humanitarian relief efforts and philanthropic initiatives.