The new playground!

The Pleasant Park PS Parent Council has started a fundraising campaign to raise money for playground improvements.

We will need at least $80,000 to replace the junior play structure (grades 3-6) which was removed due to wear and tear.
To get a better idea about what students and teachers might want to see done in the yard, Council conducted a small survey. Its results, along with consultations with School Board planners, will be used to plan a new play structure.
We estimate the work will cost about $80,000 including site preparation, the structure and the installation of additional shaded seating in the junior, primary, and kindergarten yards.

The City of Ottawa and the School Board may contribute a portion in grant funds.

Please see the Playground Options page for more info.

If you have questions, have ideas or would like to help out, please e-mail Cecilia at hcfourney@gmail.com or Danika at danikapainter@yahoo.com.

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Input from some of our students on what they would like to see in the yard…

What do you do at recess now?

“I do lots of boring stuff, like walking around talking and other boring stuff”

“During recess I play with my friends. I was so happy that I was going to have the play structure.”

“Walking around looking for things to do like turn a skipping rope for someone. I just try to help.”

“I play donkey with my friends. Donkey is a fun game and I play it every day every recess.”

“Normally, play cops and robbers. If not, something random.”

What would you like to do at recess?

“Play on a play structure like the last one”

“I like what I do now, but maybe when I’m playing outside it would be more fun with a play structure [“play structure” surrounded by stars].”

“I’m good with what I’ve got, but I wish we still had our play structure.”

“I want to get a new structure to play games on.

“Play on a play structure that has a lot of fun additions like monkey bars and various slides.”

“I REALLY WANT A NEW STRUCTURE!”

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO DURING RECESS?

1

A play structure

66

2

Swing set

14

3

Basketball

7

4

Get a better sports + soccer field

8

5

Hockey rink in winter

5

6

Dodgeball

5

7

Do what I usually do

5

8

Ball hockey with nets

4

9

Hedge maze

4

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