NDP MLA Jennifer Rice says funding for new playground will mean more fun for kids in Prince Rupert

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PRINCE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says a new accessible playground is on the way for students at Pineridge Elementary.

“All kids deserve safe, accessible places to play,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast. “This new playground at Pineridge Elementary will be a great addition to the neighbourhood and make sure that more children can play outside in Prince Rupert.”

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