Jackson Elementary students get new playground

Omaha, NE – Omaha's Jackson Elementary school students have a new playground.

Last week, more than 200 volunteers built the school's play area in one day. Several organizations contributed financially to the playground project. Jackson Elementary students cut the ribbon Monday morning that officially opened the playground to the community.

Omaha Public Schools Board of Education President Sandra Jensen says the playground project is important to neighborhood revitalization. Superintendent John Mackiel calls it a place for imagination, creativity, and big ideas.

The estimated cost of the playground project is $80,000.