Littleton Public Schools received a $298,034 grant from the Arapahoe County Open Spaces for a new playground for the Options schools during the Board of Education meeting on September 26, 2019. In addition to a completely new playground, there will be fitness stations, a large chessboard, outdoor picnic areas with shade covering, basketball and tetherball courts, and resurfacing of the play areas and asphalt. There will also be two play areas – one for 5-12 year-olds and another area geared for high school students.
“We are so excited! The process takes about a year and a half to plan and execute, and the installation of the playground to begin this fall,” said Robyn Zagoren, LPS District Wellness Coordinator. “I would like to thank the partnership we have with the City of Littleton, as they are giving us $50,000 as part of the cash match needed for the grant.” The playground will be open to the community before and after school, weekends and holidays.
Featured Image: (Front row L-R) Robyn Zagoren, LPS District Wellness Coordinator, Bev Bradshaw, Open Spaces and Trails Advisory Board, Josh Tennyson, Open Spaces Grants and Acquisitions Manager, and Options Principal Ashley Broer. (Back row L-R) BOE members Jim Stephens, Richard Reichardt, Jack Reutzel, Superintendent Brian Ewert, Kelly Perez and Carrie Warren-Gully.