Coca-Cola Donates For New School Playground

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Students at one local elementary school will soon have a new place to play thanks to the generosity of Coca-Cola.

The company donated $25,000 to Pinedale Elementary School in the Lackawanna area as part of the Sprite Spark Parks Project.

The new playground will replace wooden play equipment and will include a slide, monkey bars, ladders, a climbing pole and other fun features.

The school's principal says the new playground will be key in helping to keep kids healthy.

"We have a lot of boys and girls that are obese, and so with our efforts to continue to push healthy living and healthy eating, the playground equipment will allow for them to use their strength, use their muscles and get a lot of exercise," said Pinedale Elementary Principal Alicia Hinson.

The new playground is expected to be ready by late fall.

The Sprite Spark Parks Project will put about $2 million into renovation projects at parks and playgrounds around the country this year.