A new playground is ready to welcome students this fall at Penfield Elementary. 

The school received $105, 000 from the provincial government to build a new accessible playground at the school.

The funding was from the province’s Playground Equipment Program, which invested $5 million into 50 new playgrounds across 34 school districts. 

30 of those are universally accessible. 

School districts applied for the funding by sending a list of needs in their capital plan to the provincial government.

Schools without a playground were the top priority, followed by schools with ageing playgrounds.