Dozens assemble to build new school playground


by Morinville News Staff

playground4Dozens of community volunteers were assembled to assist with the building of a new playground at Morinville Public School (MPS) July 9 to 11. The massive playground equipment, designed to look like a medieval castle, includes several slides, two sets of monkey bars, a climbing wall, drawbridge, and even a hydraulic elevator. Additionally, there are some games and activities built into the structure, offering students and other children in the community a new place to play.

The school’s Parent Fundraising Association (PFA) saw the need for more equipment as the school continued to grow in student population and began raising funds for the structure more than two years ago.

Over three days, volunteers from throughout the community came out to assist professionals to assembled 4000 pounds of steel and plastic into a finished playground.

“I am incredibly proud,” said MPS PFA President Friday night. “[It was] two-and-a-half years of incredibly hard work culminating in a week of hard manual labor to make something amazing for our kids and our community.”

The playground project is Phase 1 of a three-phase project that will see more equipment and amenities added over time. Six modulars are to be added this fall to meet student growth. Phase one cost $165,000.

Volunteers have been working for two days on the new community playground at Morinville Public School. Here is a video of some of our shots.

Posted by on Friday, 10 July 2015

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