Fox Elementary’s playground reopens for fun

Reopening signals progress on post-fire reconstruction at Fan elementary school

A mural from the Fox Elementary playground listing the rules.

Fox’s playground is reopened to families, but the old rules (see above) still apply.

Photo by RICtoday

After several months of closure to allow for construction, Fox Elementary’s playground has now reopened for local families.

The school, nestled in the heart of the Fan, has been under construction since it was mostly destroyed by a fire in February 2022. The playground has been open for most of the time since then, but has been closed to the public in recent months as a temporary roof was installed and power was restored to the building.

This development signals a major milestone in the years-long rebuilding process. With the recent improvements, real work on the building’s interior can progress.

RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras and COO Dana Fox have said that they are looking to reopen Fox to students in the fall of 2025.