Two new playgrounds were dedicated last week in Centennial in dual celebrations of outdoor learning that would have made the schools' namesakes writer and poet proud.
On Oct. 24, officials from the City of Centennial and Littleton Public Schools held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for colorful new playgrounds at Mark Twain and Carl Sandburg Elementary schools.
In collaboration with the City of Centennial, Littleton Public Schools created two “multigenerational” playgrounds that feature outdoor classrooms, walking/running trails and outdoor play areas.
The city provided $200,000 for the new playground construction projects.
Twain received new playground equipment, a trail and an outdoor covered classroom.
A trail, an outdoor classroom and an outdoor musical play area were added at Sandburg.
Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon and LPS Superintendent Scott Murphy spoke at the Oct. 24 ribbon-cutting ceremonies at each school.
“We were very excited to partner with the Littleton School District on this project,” said Noon. “These new playgrounds are just terrific and will add an exciting new dimension to the students' learning experience.”