SOUTHWEST HARBOR – A beloved playground in Southwest Harbor is getting a Face-lift. The community project is a labor of love.
“This playground initiative needs to happen,” said Michael Miller, a Petty Officer for the United States Coast Guard, “These kids need a safe place to play.”
The project to redo the aging Pemetic Elementary School’s playground began in October.
“We’re hoping to make it more accessible and we’re hoping for different types of surfacing so we can accommodate all children,” said Dani Piquette-Kelly, a committee member, “We really just want to upgrade it. It’s 26 years old.”
Plans call for a two year project that will cost $125,000.
“I feel like it’s really the heart of the town,” she said, “It’s not just a school playground. It’s really a community playground.”
The Coast Guard got involved by refurbishing and delivering a boat for children to play in.
“I like that it’s just like a Coast Guard boat and it’s really fun to play on,” said 3rd grader, Michaela Miller.
“It has cool stuff like the steering wheel,” said 1st grader Kulani Granholl, “It has metal on it and it’s like new and cool and stuff.”
The playground will be designed to be accessible by all students, which includes those with disabilities. Anyone wanting to help them with this effort can visit their Facebook, HERE.