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New Playground Built at Basswood Elementary

Sep 07, 2015 09:25PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Basswood Elementary Playground (Photo provided by Principal Patrick Smith)

Just in time for the new school year, parents and staff came together to get a new, second playground to be built at Basswood Elementary - Maple Grove, MN in Maple Grove.

“With a school of over 1,000 students, we had a need for more play space to accommodate all of our students. The addition of a second playground will help with this,” Basswood Elementary Principal Patrick Smith.

Three large slides, including a large tube slide, web climber, tire swings, and a seated zip cruise were installed at the end of August by parent volunteers, community members, and staff with the guidance of staff from Midwest Playscapes.

Funding for the new playground came from the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)  fundraisers, Basswood Elementary families along with funding from the Osseo School District, according to Smith.

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