Del Ray Citizens Association Donates $12,000

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Pictured are Susan Fitter Harris, Playground Revitalization Committee Chair, Peter Ballas, Principal, Summer Jones, PTA President, Rod Kuckro, DRCA President.and many happy students! (Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty.)

On a crisp Friday afternoon, the Del Ray Citizens Association‘s (DRCA) president Rod Kuckro presented a $12,000 check to the Mount Vernon Community School their new playground.

They have been actively working on a revitalization of the MVCS playground since 2014. The design and a set of construction plans are completed. The final stage to raise funds from both Alexandria City Public Schools and from the community to cover the cost of the project.

The refurbished playspace will bring nature-based play elements, environmentally friendly stormwater management, and outdoor classroom areas that encourage active learning. More trees and plants will be added to make the area more visually appealing and will correct some current safety hazards and accessibility issues.

The playground is heavily used by students and families in the community. The end result will be a jewel that reflects the quality of the school and our community.