Space to Grow O'Keefe school

 

Lawndale News: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) celebrated two additional Space to Grow schoolyards Monday, following months of work to transform the play spaces. CPS representatives and elected officials as well as parents and community members unveiled two new Space to Grow schoolyards at Isabelle C. O’Keeffe and Daniel Wentworth Elementary schools. Space to Grow transforms Chicago schoolyards into lovely yet functional spaces for students and community members to play, learn, and teach. The schoolyards help encourage physical activity, outdoor learning and community engagement. These infrastructures are also environmentally friendly with their materials, techniques, and surfaces to help stop the flood of neighborhoods. Chicago Public Schools and its partners at Space to Grow, Openlands, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago Department of Water Management, and Healthy Schools Campaign aim to overhaul 34 schoolyards by 2022. Space to Grow is managed by Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands and the schoolyard renovations are made possible through funding and leadership from CPS, the Chicago Department of Water Management and the MWRD of Greater Chicago.

Space to Grow O'Keefe school

 

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