THE BRONX - The Spuyten Duyvil Pre-school now has a new, modern-looking playground.

The finished product, which took a year to make, was designed for kids to have a safer recess experience. The old playground, according to school director Judith Menken, was wooden and becoming worn out due to nature.

The new playground comes equipped with a tunnel slide, an open slide, a pole and a sandbox.

"It?s exciting ? seeing them grin ear to ear," said Menken.