It's getting ever so close to the time when the new playground at Greentree School will be full of kids trying out the new accessible equipment.
 
Crews have spent the last couple of days laying out a rubberized surface that is wheelchair and walker friendly.
 
"I'm so excited that we are so close to being able to have this playground open for everyone," remarked Kim Groves of the Greentree School Parents Council. "We're still $4,000 away from our finished goal, so it would be nice if we can still get some donations in."
 
The final cost of the accessible playground was pegged at $350,000, which is what the Parent Council was trying to raise. They've received many corporate and private donations and Grove noted the Town of Drumheller has also chipped in with a lot of valuable in kind help.
 
"We've got a great group of parents that support us, and businesses in the community that have supported us thus far," stated Groves. "We've had some great donations over the summer and if they can continue, that would be awesome."
 
"It's so good for all of our families in the community," she added. "Low mobility, whether it be grandparents coming to play with their kids, or the school kids themselves. With over 400 kids on the playground five days a week, it needed to be met."
 
Groves said the new rubber surface needs to cure for at least three days before it can take any traffic, but she's confident everything will be open before school starts.
 
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