Extreme playground makeover takes place at South Ridge Elementary School

Volunteers pull together to provide some much needed improvements for the children

RIDGEFIELD — Have you ever wanted to be on a makeover show to magically transform your home?  The South Ridge Elementary School playground had a similar makeover thanks to some volunteers. 

Volunteers led a recent playground makeover at South Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield Public Schools
Volunteers led a recent playground makeover at South Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield Public Schools

Last year, some of the PTO members realized that the playground lines and activities were getting very worn.  With the traffic of many little feet and the challenging northwest weather, some of the lines on the asphalt had eroded completely away.  So for the beginning of the new school year, they organized a paint party.

Photo courtesy of Ridgefield Public Schools
Photo courtesy of Ridgefield Public Schools
Photo courtesy of Ridgefield Public Schools
Photo courtesy of Ridgefield Public Schools

Lisa Hernandez’ business, Hernandez Quality Painting, donated the colorful paint.  Anne Lamping got approval and organized the event. With the help of Joanne and Stephen Cloud, Hailey Heath, Nick Hunziker, and Amber Nelsen, they spent hours cleaning the surfaces, prepping them, and painting new lines for basketball goals, hopscotch, and tic-tac-toe. 

The next project is to repaint the colorful map of the United States.

Information provided by Ridgefield Public Schools.

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