A ribbon cutting for Deep Wood Wunderland will take place Sept. 30. The playground features balance beams, a merry-go-round, a horizontal rock wall, a Lego construction zone and more for students of all abilities, according to Principal Reba Mussey.
The school, which was built in 1977, had several spaces in need of upgrades or modernization, Mussey said. A rarely-used 10,000 square feet underneath the campus provided an opportunity to create a playground and learning space for students, she said.
"We wanted to create something innovative and amazing for our students to utilize to meet social, emotional, and academic needs," Mussey said via email.
Construction began in November. The project, which cost approximately $375,000, was funded through the district's innovation grants.
"Another goal with Deep Wood Wunderland is to provide students with a learning space that cultivates creativity and sparks innovation with reading, writing, collaboration, and communication," Mussey said. "We are thrilled at the thought of giving them this truly innovative space to do this great work."