Fort Blackmore Elementary students have new place to play

(PHOTO: T. Culbertson / WCYB)

Kids at Fort Blackmore Primary School in Scott County, Virginia, are getting a brand new playground.

The project took nearly three years to finish. Parents and members of the community applied for grants and held fundraisers.

They were able to raise more than $20,000 in less than a year, school officials told News 5. It had been more than 15 years since any of the equipment on the old playground had been upgraded.