Desperate Housewives star MARCIA CROSS has teamed up with a U.S. children's charity to help build new playgrounds for kids.
The actress became mum to twins Eden and Savannah in 2007 and regularly visits Los Angeles play areas with the pair, who turn three on Saturday (20Feb10).
Now Cross has joined forces with charity KaBoom!, which aims to encourage kids to spend more time outdoors - and the actress is urging mums to feel the benefit of a visit to a playground.
She says, "I just open up the gates and let (Eden and Savannah) go."