After several years of fundraising, volunteers were finally able to build and unveil a new playground at the New Bedford Regional Airport. The playground was officially opened to the public Saturday morning.

Airport Commission member Michael Knabbe says kids are going to love the new addition.

The $175,000 playground was funded largely through donations, raised by the Atlantic Aviators group. Fundraising for the playground began in 2011, with construction of the playground beginning in September of this year.