This month, thanks to a partnership between Denny's, the City of Spartanburg, and District 7, Meeting Street Academy (MSA) gained a new outdoor playground for its students. "Play on Main" at Denny's will provide MSA students and other Spartanburg children with a safe place to play during the day.

The playground features play and exercise equipment, including a sensory dome, swings, slides, and saucer swings on a colorful, rubberized surface. It will be used by Meeting Street Academy students during school hours, and will be available to the community after school hours.

" We can't wait to see our students make new memories here," Principal Raine Hackler said during the dedication ceremony.

"This partnership is another heartwarming example of how our community collaborates to strengthen the quality of life for all of our residents," District 7 Superintendent Dr. Russell Booker said. "The Denny’s Plaza Play on Main will benefit our Meeting Street Academy students every school day, and it will benefit our entire Spartanburg community as it welcomes visitors to the downtown area. The sight and sound of children who are full of life, full of laughter, and who are growing stronger as they learn through play is an important new dimension to the vitality of downtown Spartanburg.”