By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
Highland Park elementary in Pitt Meadows will be getting a new accessible playground with $105,000 from the province.
Funding for the new playground comes the new Playground Equipment Program, announced last May by Premier John Horgan and Minister of Education Rob Fleming.
The program provides up to $5 million each year to school districts to purchase new or replacement playgrounds. This year, 20 schools are receiving $90,000 for a standard playground, and 30 schools are receiving $105,000 for a universally-accessible playground.