MARION (WBSM) — Marion's Sippican Elementary School has officially completed a playground upgrade.

Superintendent Michael S. Nelson and Town Administrator Geoffrey Gorman announced the recent completion of the elementary school's playground addition project.

The added equipment includes a new multipurpose structure with various slides, climbing structures, a bridge, overhead rung climbers, other features and a six-swing bay.

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The new addition was added to the playground behind the Sippican School building. The project was funded through capital funding designated for the playground by the Town of Marion and a $50,000 donation from Tabor Academy.

"This playground structure is a wonderful new addition to our Sippican grounds and we are excited to have it open to not only our students but all Marion children," Superintendent Nelson said.

Town of Marion
Town of Marion

"I am grateful to the Town of Marion and Tabor Academy for their contributions to this project," he said. "I would also like to thank Facilities Director Eugene Jones for his work guiding this project through the planning and installation process, and the Marion Department of Public Works for its assistance and support."

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The project, completed in March, has since been opened for use by elementary students. In addition to Sippican students, the playground is also accessible to the community seven days a week.

Sippican is one of the many other playgrounds available throughout Massachusetts. You can find others listed in our ultimate playground guide.

Town of Marion
Town of Marion

"We are very appreciative of Tabor Academy's donation, which helped to make this project possible," Town Administrator Gorman said. "The playground is a valuable gathering space for our community and we look forward to seeing the equipment used by Marion's families for years to come."

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