Children who live around the old inner-city Portland Street playground have something to cheer about.
And slide on.
And swing on.
And climb on.
The children and their families have the Team Haverhill civic organization and other volunteers to thank.
The workers descended on the old playground recently to add new equipment and rebuild the area, which had been neglected.
The result: A brightly colored, creative area for kids in a neighborhood in need of such improvements.