By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee school children are just a couple weeks away from being able to play on their brand new, all-inclusive playground. Volunteers worked through wet conditions last week to construct the playground being designed to allow kids of all abilities be able to play side by side. The wet conditions forced Kewaunee School District to delay the installation of the soft play surface on two-thirds of the playground while an additional $40,000 is raised to complete the project. Superintendent Karen Treml says crews will be back out Thursday and Friday to start the process.
Treml says children curious about the playground should wait until after the surface is installed before playing on the equipment. Community members have held countless fundraisers over the last year to help pay for the $200,000-plus playground.