LPS all-inclusive playground ready for action!
It was a day to pass out popsicles and hand out one big thank you! Friday, Oct. 7, students, teachers and administrators gathered outside Loveland Primary School (LPS) for the official dedication ceremony opening the new all-inclusive playground which was completed September 26. Superintendent Chad Hilliker joined Board of Education President Art Jarvis in cutting the ribbon.
“This moment was two years in the making,” said Superintendent Hilliker. “It took the entire Tiger community to pull together and support this cause, and now we are so excited to have the all-inclusive playground facility complete for both our students and community members to enjoy. The Loveland Board of Education truly helped to make this happen for our Tiger Family.”
During the 2014-15 school year the Loveland Primary School staff teamed with the Tiger community to create the plan for an all-inclusive playground that supports social, emotional, and physical growth through engaging and active play. The district invested $404,150 for the construction, and that includes $37,281.62 LPS staff worked to raise through private donations, hosting fundraising events, and from a donation made by The Amazing Race.
“Our entire Tiger Family pulled together to turn our vision into reality,” said LPS Principal Kevin Fancher. “This moment is amazing… for our students who will directly benefit from it, and for our staff who never gave up on the dream to create this for our building. We offer the most sincere thank you to every person and every organization that made this happen.”
LPS all-inclusive playground supporters included private donors, Chamber of Commerce and Cee Cee Collins, Loveland Athletic Boosters, Amazing Race Charity, Loveland Magazine, Loveland Board of Education and Loveland Primary School Staff.
Photo caption: Loveland Primary School Principal Kevin Fancher cuts the ribbon on the new all-inclusive playground in front of students with Superintendent Chad Hilliker and Board of Education President Art Jarvis Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.