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Natural Playspace is dedicated at La Crosse’s Summit School



An elementary school on French Island now has two outdoor playgrounds. The older play area at Summit Environmental School has the traditional metal slide and climbing bars, but it has now been joined by what’s called a Natural Playscape.

Students at Summit gathered outdoors on Friday for the dedication of the Playscape

A ribbon cutting was held at Summit on Friday for the new $60,000 play area, which features a small hill, rocks, water, and plants, along with a plastic slide and a tunnel.

Summit principal Oscar Uribe calls the playscape “a dream come true” for the school. The project is the result of three years of planning by the La Crosse School District.

Monkey bars are still used at Summit; the new Playscape is seen in the distance

The natural play area is designed to help develop physical skills, social skills, and imagination among students at Summit.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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