Some projects have a lot of money and some have a lot of heart. This school is built on the dedication of the teachers and parents. The playground upgrades will happen in phases as the school can collect money and organize volunteers. Once the final plan was completed the school was able to move forward with phase one improvements just in time for students to arrive for the 2010 school year. Above is the plan we developed and below are photos of the volunteer installation.
The fall 2010 improvements included transforming a large asphalt area into a green, adventure play area. Since the school could not remove the asphalt (based on city requirements) they decided to build on top of it. The spaces created are inspiring, creative, and fun places for riding bikes, imaginative play, and gardening.
|The 'potions lab' takes shape|
|The raised play areas and trike loop are installed by volunteer despite the rain.|
|Raised planters divide the play area from the parking area.|