FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Many elementary school students dream of a new playground.
Thursday morning, kids at Forest Park Elementary School took the steps to make it happen.
Forest Park celebrated its fundraising campaign with a Walk-A-Thon at Lakeside Park.
The new playground would be for both the students and the general public.
It plans to also include equipment that’s more accessible for kids with disabilities.
The school has already raised more than $18 thousand towards its $30,000 goal.
"They’ve been getting pledges from family and knocking on neighbors’ doors and friends, and today is kind of the big celebration," PTA Vice President Leitia McHugh said. "This is what they’ve worked for, and we’re trying to make it as fun as possible for them, because they’ve worked so hard, and they deserve to be celebrated."
The school has until Nov. 23 to reach $30,000 and is still accepting donations.
If they do, the state agency IHCDA's CreatINg Places will match the total with a grant.
The playground would then be set to open this upcoming spring.