New DES playground design presented to Board of Education

At Tuesday evening’s monthly Board of Education business meeting, DCS’ Assistant Superintendent of Management Services Jeffrey Rivenburg gave an update on the district’s new elementary school playground project, which is included in the first phase of the $28 million Centennial Capital Project that was approved by voters in December of 2023. 

an architect's drawing of a playground
A conceptual rendering of the new playground at Duanesburg Elementary School.

A playground committee composed of community members, parents, staff and other various stakeholders met several times this spring to provide input to administration on their design ideas for the project. Architects and project managers are prioritizing the committee’s input, as they move forward with the district in the development and construction of the new playground.

The current playground was built in 1992 and is now more than 30 years old and showing signs of deterioration. The new playground will be made with modernized materials that will better withstand weather conditions, be easier to maintain and repair, and will provide a safe environment for DCS students and visitors.

a wooden playground

a wooden playground with a sign

a wooden car on a wooden playground

Conceptual renderings for the new playground were presented to members of the Board of Education Tuesday evening as part of Mr. Rivenburg’s presentation. The timeline for the project is still on track, with demolition of the old playground and construction on the new playground scheduled to start this summer.

The district will continue to share updates with the community as new information on the playground project becomes available.