Looking for answers for Kewaunee school park

Kewaunee School District officials are looking for a different kind of help from the community this time around when it comes to its all-inclusive playground.


Donors in the community contributed $220,000 to make the park a reality in 2017, allowing kids with different physical abilities to play with each other.


The district went to Facebook on Monday to ask community members to speak up when they see the playground’s equipment is being abused. Two pieces are blocked off until they can be repaired and the post says explicit word carvings and other kinds of vandalism were also found. The post emphasizes that the playground should only be used by kids between the ages of 5 and 12 and that they should be supervised by a parent or guardian. The district estimates it could cost $35,000 to make the necessary repairs, and install fencing around the park, in addition to extra supervisory expenses.


For now, school staff and Kewaunee Police Department personnel are providing extra checks at night and the weekend, but the district hopes community members will help keep tabs on suspicious activities at the park as well. Kewaunee School District Superintendent Karen Treml could not be reached for additional comment.

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