HESPERIA — The playground at Mission Crest Elementary School got an exciting new addition last week.

Nearly a decade after opening its doors, Mission Crest unveiled its first play structure during a short ceremony attended by school staff, Hesperia Unified School District officials and plenty of excited students Friday.

“It was a fun day,” said Mission Crest Principal Ryan Plescia. “We wanted to thank our parent club for their input, thank out district and the school board for partnering to make this happen.”

A collaborative effort between HUSD, school administrators, parents and students, the massive play structure includes climbing features, multiple slides, ropes and a spinning element, according to Plescia, who added that it’s also shaded.

The structure can hold up to 100 kids and cost roughly $100,000, Plescia said.

“The kids absolutely love it,” Plescia said. “It’s the featured item on the playground now and for the time to come I think.”