An army of volunteers gathered Thursday and Friday to assemble the Kewaunee School District’s new all-inclusive playground behind the grade school.

The results of months of fundraising, the facility is expected to be ready by the start of the new school year.

A team of volunteers led by Lee Recreation technicians put Kewaunee Schools’ new playground together Thursday and Friday. Photos from Kewaunee School District Facebook page.

“We have a new playground!!” the district announced just before 5 p.m. Friday. “Thanks to the efforts of some amazing volunteers and the skill of the Lee Recreation team, the build of our playground is nearly complete.”

The playground’s poured surface will have to wait because of the rain and resulting mud that hit the area in recent days, and the district is asking for everyone’s patience.

“We are anxious to see kids on the new playground, but do need to ask that everyone waits to play on the playground until the cement is set and our surface is poured so everyone can play safely,” the district announced on Facebook. “The area will be roped off until all can play safely.”

This is Phase I of the all-inclusive playground, so named because it’s designed to be used by children of all abilities. For example, the design includes ramps and swings for wheelchairs.

Lee Recreation was awarded a $103,506 contract to build the playground last September.

The district posted a photo gallery from the rainy build.