Longs Peak Middle School Secures Major Grants for State-of-the-Art Playground

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Longs Peak Middle School has been awarded two substantial grants to enhance its outdoor play facilities. The school received $88,612 from the Longmont United Hospital Foundation and $490,923 from the Colorado Health Foundation. These funds will be used to construct an innovative playground designed to encourage health, well-being, and learning. The grants are part of both foundations’ ongoing commitment to support local community initiatives that promote health and wellness.

The new playground will offer a variety of features that promote physical activity, social interaction, and educational opportunities. The inclusive design ensures that all students, regardless of their physical abilities, can participate and enjoy the benefits of outdoor play. It will also include state-of-the-art equipment, sensory play areas, and interactive learning stations, all carefully designed to support the overall development of the students. The goal is to provide students with a variety of options to stay active.

“We are incredibly thankful to the Longmont United Hospital Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation for these generous grants. They will significantly enhance our outdoor space, providing our students with better opportunities to engage in physical activities. Encouraging our students to stay active is crucial for their overall well-being and academic success,” shared Karin Blough, Longs Peak Principal.

Construction on the upgraded playground is expected to begin in March 2025.

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