NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–A new playground at North Haven Elementary School had its groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. The playground at Green Acres Elementary School cost $240,000.

Donations are funding the entire project.

“It is very rewarding when you see a group of individuals coming together to achieve a common goal”, said Michael J. Freda, First Selectman. “I am delighted to see the hard work and vision of the PTA members and stakeholders come to fruition. The Town of North Haven is grateful to the Tariq Farid Foundation and Quinnipiac University for their generosity in helping us achieve this new, safe and enjoyable playground.”

The new playground replaces the one that has been at the school for more than 20 years.