Cynthia A. Cockrell Elementary School in Prosper Texas Receives New Commercial Playground Equipment | American Parks Company

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American Parks Company joined forces with the Town of Prosper Sr. Parks & Recreation Planner, Wade Harden, to provide new school playground equipment for Prosper's Independent School District's newest school, Cynthia A. Cockrell Elementary.

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American Parks Company joined forces with the Town of Prosper Sr. Parks & Recreation Planner, Wade Harden, to provide new school playground equipment for Prosper Independent School District's newest school, Cynthia Cockrell Elementary. Through collaboration with many facets of the school district and community as a whole, American Parks Company has designed a large outdoor playground and swing set that will accommodate school children ages 5 through 12. The Cynthia Cockrell playground project was completed this July with the school doors opening in August.

From its humble beginnings in the mid-1800s to its incorporation in 1914, the Town of Prosper has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past five years. Due to a combination of new industry and the growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the Town of Prosper is now home to more than 100 businesses and hundreds of new families. As the Town grows to its projected build-out population of 90,000 residents, Prosper’s vision is to remain a “Place Where Everyone Matters.”

Recently, Prosper Independent School District enrolled it's 5,000th student. “This is a milestone in PISD’s history that we believe needed to be celebrated,” said Superintendent Dr. Drew Watkins. “In six short years, PISD has more than doubled its student population, from 2,100 in 2006 to 5,110 today.”

The sudden success of the town has spawned the need for new commercial playground equipment, not only for schools, but also home owners association parks and playgrounds as well as public parks and outdoor facilities. American Parks Company was pleased to work together with the Town of Prosper in conjunction with Prosper ISD.

American Parks Company President and CEO Martin Chad McNeill stated, "American Parks Company is proud to once again be a part of the tremendous growth of the beautiful North Texas Town of Prosper." He added, "Most of all, we are proud to call Prosper home. The new Cynthia Cockrell Elementary school and it's students will be an important part of the community and its future and we love being a part of that experience."

American Parks Company has been building better parks for kids of all ages since 2005. They specialize in designing commercial playgrounds for organizations such as churches, schools, non-profit organizations and municipalities, such as Prosper. They are honored to have had the opportunity to have their outdoor parks and recreation product lines represented in their home base of Prosper and are committed to excellence in customer service and community involvement. "As the Town of Prosper continues to grow, we will continue to strive to help make this town a place centered on family and community by helping to provide the highest quality and safest school playground equipment available," said McNeill.

School playground equipment provides school age children with countless benefits. Properly configured playgrounds can play a role in learning and development through imaginative play, create great places for social interaction and provide a fun way to exercise and develop major muscle groups.

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