A new playground is being used by area youth in Minto and it appears the equipment is a great addition to the community. 

The project cost about $310,000 and has already been paid off. 

Several groups and individuals got behind the project to make it a reality. Stephanie Robertson is a board member with the Mini Mustang Corral Daycare board and was a key member of the playground project committee. “It’s a community playground and we’ve collaborated with Grassland Municipality to take ownership once the daycare has completed the project.” 

That is happening because daycare owned playgrounds aren’t accessible to community youth. The new playground is located on the main street in Minto adjacent to the daycare. 

 

The goal is to make the playground accessible to the entire community. The playground is made up of several structures with some geared towards toddlers and other pieces of equipment for the older children. 

“The daycare was in the fortunate position that we could move forward with this project. We got several grants, and our large grant came through the Lloyd and Elsie Campbell Trust Fund that has been supporting our community. The playground is being named after them,” said Robertson. 

Stephanie Robertson calls the new playground a great addition to their small but thriving community. “We’re holding a grand opening August 8th and the Co-op will hold a community BBQ between 11:30 am to 1:00pm. And 100% of the money made at the BBQ will go to their project.” 

 

“This playground is phase one of a two phase project. We’re working with the Minto Recreation facility board to continue the development of the space with the addition of a gazebo and a history walk of the community.”