Cool Spring PTA Recognized for Playground

The Board of Supervisors honored the Cool Spring Elementary PTA for its fundraising to build the school’s new playground with a ceremonial resolution June 7.

The playground was funded with a $190,000 proffer from the Town of Leesburg and $30,000 raised by the PTA through Raise Craze. The money was raised mostly during the pandemic through a donation drive rewarding students for more than a thousand acts of random kindness.

According to the school division, the playground is built on a synthetic surface with features including a panel with common words posted in Spanish and American sign language. It also has “Buddy Benches,” where, when a student has no one to play with, they can sit and someone can ask them to join an activity. The PTA worked with PE teachers, speech therapists, and occupational therapists on the design, according to the resolution.

The playground supplements a 28-year-old playground at the school.

3 thoughts on “Cool Spring PTA Recognized for Playground

  • 2022-06-13 at 5:40 pm

    This is a lovely playground that will bring happiness to children for generations to come. Kudos to Cool Spring Elementary PTA. I really like the “Buddy Benches” that help children avoid isolation. What a marvelous idea. Happy Holy Spirit Monday Loudoun!

  • 2022-06-14 at 9:25 am

    It’s a fine looking playground, but when I took my 2 and 4 year old, they were quickly bored. The slides weren’t anything special, some of the interactive equipment didn’t even work, and not much for them to run around on. I did love the soft ground though. However, for the amount of money that was used to pay for this, you would expect something better to be quite frank.

  • 2022-06-14 at 4:36 pm

    What a shame with all the money LCPS gets from the taxpayers, the PTA had to raise $30,000.00 The PTA should not be taxed with the burden to raise money for something LCPS should do.

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