LINO LAKES, Minn. (WCCO) — The rain didn’t stop crews and volunteers from putting together a new school playground on Saturday in Lino Lakes.

The playground for the early childhood program at Rice Lake Elementary School. Much of the money was raised through donations.

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Teachers say the addition will make a difference for students.

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“Right now, the playgrounds at the school aren’t really appropriate for young kids or kids with disabilities. So this playground is made specifically for preschoolers and it has a lot of equipment that is designed for kids with disabilities, so it’s a very inclusive playground,” said Renee Dietz, Centennial Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, said.

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Beyond school staff and parents, the Lino Lakes Fire Department, Rotary Club and YMCA also helped out during the build.