Pine Meadow Elementary Playground Grand Opening Celebration

Pine Meadow Elementary will be celebrating the opening of the newly constructed playground on Tuesday, September 7, at 2:00 PM at the Pine Meadow Playground. Students, family and community members are invited to attend the official ribbon cutting ceremony.

“I have been amazed by the patience and amount of support by the community throughout this process,” said Dr. Joe Hill, superintendent of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. “Our district staff has been committed to this project to ensure that our students have safe access to the new playground equipment in a timely fashion as guaranteed.”

The new equipment was installed over the past few weeks. Three companies were involved in the removal and installation of all equipment. The border was upgraded to cement allowing for better access to benches, picnic tables and swing areas. The installation crew was fortunate to have a dry week when the equipment was installed. A few smaller items, including sprinklers and a final cement area need to be completed. The equipment will be available and safe to play on for the first day of school for the students of Pine Meadow Elementary.

“This has been a great sign of community, resilience, team and service that are a part of our city and school district fabric,” said Dr. Hill.

The playground was replaced through insurance after it was destroyed by a fire on July 5th, 2010.