The district applied for, and received, a grant from the Playground Equipment Program through the Ministry of Education for a new playground at Burton Elementary School. The new playground was completed on November 4th, 2021, and a grand opening ceremony will be held on November 15th, 2021.
Students at Burton played an integral part in the designing of the playground and had input into the types of components that were included. The new structure, which takes up a space of 58’ x 78’ is filled with fun, accessible and inclusive equipment including a wheelchair ramp and accessible stairs. The goal of inclusive play area is to create a multi-faceted, sensory-rich play space where communities can connect and where all children, of all abilities, can enjoy outdoor play.
The structure possesses many creative and engaging elements that incorporate balance, spinning, climbing, swinging, sliding, and brachiating.
Our sincere thanks to the Ministry of Education for their support and Swing Time Distributers for their collaborative work with the students, staff, and Vice-Principal Brent Cook.
Special thanks to Manager of Operations, Art Olson, and facilities staff, Jaime Peterson, and Rusty Reimer for their tireless work installing the playground.