Kennedy Elementary to get new playground

A beautiful new playground is coming to the Kennedy Elementary School in Franklin, MA during the summer of 2012.  The new structure is thanks to a lot of local fundraising by Kennedy School supporters and a generous gift from a national charity.

Installation of the new playground is scheduled for July 2012.

Old playground a hazardous eyesore

The old playground was made of wood that had gotten very weathered and cracked.  Parts of the structure were broken or just plain rickety.

There was a constant, very real risk of children getting splinters or otherwise hurt – not a fun place on which to play!

Nearly $100,000 raised

The estimated cost of a new playground came in at $85,000, plus cost to demolish the old structure and prepare the site. As of May 2012 nearly $100,000 had been collected.  Local fundraising brought in substantial donations and about half total came from a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project.

 

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