Joliet Public Schools District 86 has partnered with the Joliet Park District and Joliet Park Foundation to replace the playgrounds at five District 86 schools. Taft is the fifth school to receive a new playground in the past five years. New playgrounds were already built at Marycrest Early Childhood Center, Farragut Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, and Carl Sandburg Elementary Schools.
Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors joined District 86 administrators, Joliet Park District officials, Joliet Park Foundation members, and Taft students and staff at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The new playground is named after retired Taft Principal Al Skwarczynski who was also at the event.