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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Edison Elementary playground in Waterloo is being torn down. According to the Waterloo School District, it was necessary for the playground to go because it was unsafe. They know people in the community enjoyed it and say the city is planning on building a new one.

The school shut down a couple years ago and moved students to a different location. The old wooden playground, built in the 90's, is being torn down by crews.

Volunteers were out there this past weekend in an effort to clean the area. KWWL was there as people picked up trash. This was all part of the "Taking Back Waterloo" movement. Volunteers said they did it because they believe the park is an important part of their neighborhood.

They district says they hope the new park will mean just as much to the community, as the original one did.


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