New playground in South Surrey

Semiahmoo Trail Elementary celebrates new addition Sept. 24.

The new playground at Semiahmoo Trail Elementary.

The new playground at Semiahmoo Trail Elementary.

After months of fundraising, Semiahmoo Trail Elementary has a new playground.

The South Surrey school, at 3040 145A Street, will celebrate the new playground during a “Family Barbecue” event set for Sept. 24, at 6 p.m.

The event will include an official ribbon-cutting, cake and other activities.

The new playground – which cost $81,000 – is a “fort-style” structure that features an arch bridge, wobbly pirate’s plank, stairs, a climbing ladder, fireman’s pole and slides. As well, the playground includes a 12-foot tall rope-climbing structure.

The old playground was removed last year because it no longer met the appropriate safety guidelines.

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