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A New Playground Experience for All

  • Everybody's Playground is an inclusive playground design that appeals to every body that attends Virginia-Highland Elementary. As Atlanta Public School’s (APS) first-of-its-kind elementary school playground, children so children with disabilities will play alongside their peers on a variety of equipment pieces that are accessible and fun for all. 

    A special project of the Virginia-Highland Elementary PTO, the vision for this playground goes beyond inclusive recesses. With dual playground sites - a main playground and Pre-K playground - it is the hope that Everybody’s Playground will become a vibrant neighborhood meet up spot on weekends and holidays, as well as a venue for inclusive APS programs and events.

About the Playground

  • Everybody's Playground is designed for EVERY child at Virginia-Highland Elementary School...

    • Age: there is equipment specifically geared towards Kindergartners, 5th graders, and every age in between.
    • Interests: the finished school yard will have climbing, ride-along, music, and sports equipment.
    • School: the playground will serve VHE students during the school day, but will be open to the entire community on weekends and in the summer.
    • Physical Ability: the playground is designed to be inclusive so that our handicapped students can enjoy the playground equipment alongside their peers.

Our Goal!

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Playground Budget

    • Main Playground Equipment: $500,000
    • Installation, Freight, & Rubber Surfacing: $150,000
    • Pre-K Playground (equipment, installation, freight, & rubber surfacing included): $150,000

Timeline

    • December 2023: Fundraising kick-off
    • February 2024: Swings & shade structure installation
    • March 2024: Target date to complete fundraising for main playground
    • August 2024: Target date to complete fundraising for Pre-K playground
    • November - December 2024: Main playground installation
    • June-July 2025: Pre-K playground installation