It has been years in the making, but by the looks on the faces of the Metz Elementary School students, you could tell it was well worth the wait. Last Monday, the ribbon was cut on a brand new playground for Metz Elementary.
The facility was paid for by a $230,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation which works to ensure that public school students have both healthy bodies and minds. The work was completed over the summer, just in time for the start of the school year.
Metz Principal, Claudette Trujillo believes the playground will be a great addition to not just the school, but the entire neighborhood. The playground sits next to property owned by Hyland Hills. “We will keep the gates open and allow families to use the benches and picnic tables during after school hours,” said Trujillo.
James Duffy, Chief Operating Officer for the District helped to cut the ribbon. Before the big event he told students that a playground offers a chance to do more than just play. He told them it opens up a world where imagination can transport people anywhere they want to be.
The ribbon cutting was the subject of this week’s District 50 Insider video.