Published: Nov 01, 2010 4:58 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 01, 2010 1:58 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Starland Playground, located next to Skyline Elementary, will reopen on Wednesday, November 3 with new, ADA-accessible playground equipment. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department, Rotary Clubs of Cape Coral and Skyline Elementary will hold an official reopening ceremony at 10 a.m. The playground can be accessed at the south entrance off of SW 20th Terrace.

Parks and Recreation, the Rotary Clubs and Lee County School District worked together to replace the old, wood playground structure with new, ADA-accessible steel/plastic playground equipment. The School District removed the old structure and made the necessary drainage improvements. Rotary Clubs of Cape Coral funded the cost of the equipment, which was about $25,000, and volunteers with organization installed the equipment and built the entire playground during the summer. The City helped with the costs by providing the sod and signage. The total cost of project was more than $36,000.

The City and Skyline Elementary School share the playground, with the school using the equipment during school hours and the public using the playground when school is not in session. The old equipment was deteriorating and had become too costly to maintain. With the school and the City having limited funding to repair or replace the equipment, Rotary Clubs of Cape Coral stepped up and took on the community project.