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Mountain View Elementary Cuts Ribbon on New Playground

A student plays on playground. A Mountain View Elementary student hangs upside down on new Mountain View Elementary playground. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

In July of 2018 the Mountain View Elementary playground was burned to the ground. Today, the school, along with the Mountain View Lions Club, Anchorage School District staff, and a group of Mountain View preschoolers cut the ribbon on the new playground.

Woodward said getting a playground was a really big deal for the school. “We do have four preschools here and all of our kids now have a safe place to play.”

The playground was a collaborative effort between the community and the Anchorage School District. Woodward said the final design was voted on and we were able to build and install a preschool compatible system. “We even got a pirate ship. The coolest part I think.”

Woodward said that a lot of people and organizations stepped up to make the new playground possible. The Mountain View Lions Club donated $20,000. The playground manufacturer donated the shipping to the West Coast. Tote Maritime Alaska donated the shipping to Alaska and Carlile helped get it to the school.

Mountain View Elementary Principal Chris Woodward said it is amazing how the community came together and took what started as a negative experience and turned it into a positive.

Amy Posma cuts the ribbon Mountain View Lions Club President Amy Posma cuts the ribbon on the new Montain View Playground. The Mountain View Lions Club donated $20,000 to help rebuild the playground. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)