Playground structure at Children's House Montessori School to be replaced

By Staff | Oct 05, 2017
Courtesy of: Children's House Montessori School A photograph circa 1992 of the new playground structure designed and built by community members at the Elm Street home of Children's House Montessori School.

CAMDEN — As the 25-year-old play structure at Children's House Montessori School on Elm Street is about to be replaced, school officials are expressing gratitude to all of the community members who designed and built the inspired playground equipment.

"Since its construction in 1992, this structure, which has served the community so well, has benefited countless children and families," said Kathryn Dermott, director of Children's House Montessori School.

"The time has come to replace this well-loved icon with a newer structure which will soon be installed at the Elm Street location. As we say goodbye to this structure, we want to thank and celebrate everyone who supported its original building and maintenance over the years."

Dermott acknowledged that while the current occupants of the historic Elm Street School property "cannot hope to list all of the countless individuals who helped make that project possible, they recognize that this play structure was the result of a sustained effort by many dedicated individuals."

"Their teamwork has brought enjoyment to many. How fortunate we are to live in a community that understands and practices those values of community service. Our genuine thanks goes out to everyone," she said.

A new play structure is being donated by Cedarworks, Dermott said, and once it is installed, the public will continue to be welcome to enjoy this shared community space as it has before.

Children's House Montessori School encourages community members to share favorite memories or pictures of the 1992 project by posting on the school's Facebook page ( as a tribute to honor this important era of our shared community experience.

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