The community in and around Littleton Public Schools’ East Elementary has completed a playground project to replace equipment that was more than 50 …
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The community in and around Littleton Public Schools’ East
Elementary has completed a playground project to replace equipment
that was more than 50 years old.
The new playground, designed by South Suburban planning
professionals, along with East Elementary students, includes the
tallest slide in the South Suburban system and a dragon-shaped
On June 26, South Suburban construction specialists came
together with nearly 40 dedicated community volunteers to install
handicapped-accessible apparatus. The playground was not previously
handicapped-accessible and therefore could not meet the needs of
those with disabilities attending the school or living in the
The previous equipment failed to provide enough recreation
opportunities for East’s 320 students as it could accommodate less
than 36 students at a time.
Now, at least 700 households are served by this new neighborhood
The project was funded through a $133,600 Arapahoe County Open
Space Grant to the City of Littleton, which also provided the
required match of $33,400.
“South Suburban has a long history of partnering with other
community organizations to meet the needs of active, passive and
family recreation,” said South Suburban Director David Lorenz. “It
is even more important today, in these tentative economic times,
that we leverage the resources of many partners to leave a legacy
for future generations.”
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