New Playground Equipment for Castle Heights Elementary

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Carbon School District Press Release

It was like Christmas morning when it was finally installed, and the students love it.

A late summer project to get new and safer playground equipment installed at Castle Heights Elementary in Price was recently finished and the kids agree that it was a good idea.

“You can go out and take photos of the students on the equipment,” said CHE Principal Chris Winfree as he stood directing traffic in the cafeteria recently. “Plan on a crowd.”

The equipment that was installed in two of the four grade level play areas is crowded during every recess and at lunchtime.  

Winfree said the process took longer than they thought it would to get the equipment in because of some delays and a late start. But he also says it was well worth the wait.

The equipment is a far cry from the days of monkey bars and chain swings. There are various kinds of climbing apparatuses, slides, and, in one of the playgrounds, there is a spider web made of a rope like material that the kids love to climb over and upon.

The landing material was made much safer as well with softer material and wood chips used for those that fall off the equipment.

When asked, not one student disliked the new equipment. In fact, they all thought it was great.

“This is most fun you can have at school,” said one boy when asked.  

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