Volunteers work to build playground at new Cherry Valley Elementary School


A small army of volunteers helped Rockford’s newest public school with it’s new playground.

Crews had to dig 120 holes to help anchor the equipment at the new Cherry Valley Elementary School, which is located at 6753 Armer Drive in Rockford, which will feature slides, bridges, and rock climbing walls.

Kids Around the World, volunteers from Heartland Church, and others helped with the work, but students helped plan the playground, however, they won’t be the only ones who will get to enjoy it once it’s done.

“We want to partner with our community and definitely share our field space and our playground space with families outside of school hours, so they can enjoy the equipment,” said Principal Carolyn Timm.

Volunteers expect to wrap up the project on Saturday.

Cherry Valley Elementary School is scheduled to open August 20th.

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