NDP MLA Beare says funding for new playground will mean more fun for kids in Pitt Meadows

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PITT MEADOWS– New Democrat MLA Lisa Beare says a new accessible playground is on the way for students at Edith McDermott Elementary.

“The classroom isn’t the only place at school that helps shape our children’s lives, and every child should be able to get outside and have active fun,” said Lisa Beare, MLA For Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. “It’s great that soon, Edith McDermott Elementary will have a new, accessible playground to benefit children at school, or in the neighbourhood.”

This year, the New Democrat government is providing funding for 26 new playgrounds in 26 school districts around B.C. Each district is receiving $195,000. The playgrounds will all be designed to be accessible for children of all abilities.

Since 2018, the government has built new playgrounds at 282 schools, benefiting over 70,000 students. Every school district has received at least one playground since 2018, and some schools received funding for multiple playgrounds for their communities to enjoy.

Building new accessible playgrounds is part of the government’s priority to ensure students have positive learning and play spaces, no matter where they live.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2024ECC0062-000836