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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee public charter school is hoping to rebuild its playground, but they need the public's help to do it.

The main playground at the Woodlands School Bluemound Campus was vandalized last summer. That means about 350 elementary students haven't been able to enjoy the playground all school year.

Because of liability concerns, it can't just be repaired – it needs to be replaced. The school needs a total of $60,000 for a new playground.

A private donor has agreed to chip in $20,000 if the school can raise $20,000 on its own.  

"One of the added benefits of this new playground is there will be more for the children to do, more climbing apparatuses, it'll be a bigger structure and we'll have more accessible opportunities for all of our children to participate so it's more of an inclusive environment,"  said Patty Rodgers, building principal.

So far, $12,000 has been raised for the playground.

The school has until June 29 to come up with the $20,000 it needs to get the matched donation.

To help, visit: http://www.woodlands-school.org/playground

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