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Playground funding announced for North Van's Larson Elementary

March 22, 2019

​Jane Seyd / North Shore News


Students at Norgate Elementary school explore their playground after the school was awarded $105,000 in provincial funding for accessible play equipment last year. The government recently announced it would provide funding for a new accessible playground at Larson Elementary. file photo Paul McGrath, North Shore News

The provincial government has announced it will provide $105,000 towards a new accessible playground at North Vancouver’s Larson Elementary.

The funding is part of $5 million in annual provincewide funding provided to school districts to buy equipment for new or replacement playgrounds.

Last year, Norgate Elementary became the first school in North Vancouver to receive the $105,000 funding under the playground program.

School districts apply for the money each year by sending a list of playground priorities to the Ministry of Education in their capital plan submissions in June.

The province has said it will give priority to schools where there is no playground or where the existing playground is aging or not universally accessible.