The playground at Greenfield Elementary was state of the art and community built 25 years ago. Next June it will be replaced with the assistance of the community once more. Photo Submitted.
continued The committee consists of about 20 people and has been gathering information from community surveys and ideas for the playground from the children. Dozens of drawings have resulted from all of the kids putting crayon to paper configuring elements that will be their “ultimate playground”.
Conde said that materials used for the new playground will include composite recycled decking, “a very green option,” and smooth surfaces to allow for ease of access, especially for kids with special needs.
The most requested item by the kids is a spider web-like component, according to Conde. It’s made of a smooth, coated cable material and is very durable.
Spiral slides and towers were also at the top of the students’ wish lists. She also said she will be looking to incorporate the dragon mascot and other unique elements, such as the jester faces, from the existing playground into the new design.
To help raise money for the project, Guetti said that there will be hand printed tiles available for $40 each and engraved pickets for $75 each that will be adorned with the buyers’ names and incorporated into the overall design.
In addition to the playground, the school also celebrated the 50th birthday with cake, an original Greenfield Song written by the students and a museum walk that highlights changes to the school and the area in general over the past 100 years.
For more information on the playground project, visit http://www.greenfieldplayground.com.