New playground 'excites' kids, parents
More equipment is planned later
By Rick Rojas
Aug. 13, 2008
Byck Elementary School has playground equipment for the first time in its history, and it's already drawing children's interest in school.
Darlene King said her daughter Kelaiah, a kindergartner, told her she could not wait to come to school for the PTA's dedication of the playground on Aug. 5.
"It's a safe and fun place for our children," King said. "It says a lot about this community and the importance that they place on their children."
The equipment, which cost $15,000 and was installed over the summer, includes two tire swings, a standing seesaw, a climber and a four-swing set.
PTA president Myrdin Thompson it's only the first phase of a project to build what will be a $65,000 playground at the school, 2328 Cedar St. The next phases will include some more expensive equipment and a small play set for preschoolers, she said. [More]