Out of the attic: Brookside Elementary School playground

This week’s Out of the Attic item is an undated Newark Post photo of children playing on the old Brookside Elementary School playground on Marrows Road.

The unique, wooden, castle-like structure was built in 1987 in a five-day building spree by hundreds of volunteers. Brookside students helped design the playground, which included an outdoor classroom and handicapped play area.

The project cost $110,000 and was funded by donations, including $350 the students raised by recycling aluminum cans.

A few years ago, the playground was torn down and replaced with a more modern play structure.

Out of the Attic is produced in partnership with the Newark Historical Society. The Newark History Museum, located in the old train station under the South College Avenue bridge is open Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more info, call 302-234-4145 or visitwww.newarkdehistoricalsociety.org. Do you have an old photo to share with Newark Post readers? Contact editor Josh Shannon at 443-907-8437 or jshannon@newarkpostonline.com.

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