Hundreds of children will have a new place to kick it during the school year.
A rebuilt and improved playground is scheduled to be unveiled today at Pointer Ridge Elementary School in Bowie.
The new playground was made possible after Bowie City Councilman Isaac Trouth (Dist. 4) donated about $10,000 to allow for a refit of the school’s playground.
“We thank the council member for his generous donation,” Brian Coleman spokesman for the Prince George’s County Public School System. “It will benefit our students for many years.”
That money went towards various improvements on the school that has about 450 children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Changes range from new equipment to repaving the black top and repainting and fixing the school’s basketball poles. New wood chips were also put down as well as various landscaping improvements to the site, Coleman said.
Officials including Trouth and Prince George’s County School Board President Verjean Jacobs and the school systems interim superintendent, Alvin Crawley, were scheduled to be at a planned ribbon cutting at the school at 10 a.m.