This ugly scene shows all that remains of fire-ravaged playground equipment. Location: Fairfield Court Elementary School in the East End. The $120,000 in swings, slides and other equipment was torched Friday, depriving neighborhood children of a popular play space. Believe it or not, this is the ninth case of arson of school playground equipment in Richmond in just the past two years. Replacements have cost more than $1 million, with the school system having to pay $50,000 on each for insurance deductibles. In a few cases, private donors have contributed. No one can understand why this equipment is being targeted.