After nearly a year of construction, SouthPointe playground is complete and ready for the new school year.
"Kathryn Kerelchuk, the president of the SouthPointe school fundraising association, along with very committed committee members, worked very hard to complete this playground in the very short period of time," said Darcie Bennett, manager of contract services.
The playground passed its final inspection and received its formal letter of compliance on August 23. The total cost of the playground was just over $280,000.
"The school administration and division are very appreciative of the fundraising committee's dedicated efforts and are also very appreciative of the $250,000 grant that was provided by the Alberta government," added Bennett.
Another $25,000 was donated by the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the remaining $6,400 was raised through the SouthPointe School Fundraising Association.
The next project for Elk Island Public Schools is a playground for Davidson Creek Elementary.