November 2014 Update
SCP has also been awarded a grant from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to cover the science garden component of our design, which will include raised garden beds, a toolshed with a green roof, rain barrels, composting bins and all the garden supplies we need to get our garden growing! Thank you CHOP!
October 2014 Update
SCP is excited to announce that Stanton has been selected by the Philadelphia School District for The Trust for Public Land’s Green Playground program! TPL will look at the Community Design Collaborative plan, as well as incorporate Stanton students into their design process, which should culminate in a new, environmentally responsible schoolyard! While selection for this program will cover a significant portion of the playground project, SCP will continue to fundraise for elements that may be outside the scope of TPL’s budget.
September 2014 Update
SCP has formed a playground committee for all those interested in working on the Green Schoolyard Project. Meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at the SOSNA office, 1900 Christian Street at 6:30 PM
In 2013, Stanton was awarded a grant from the Community Design Collaborative to redesign Stanton’s schoolyard. After several community meetings to gather stakeholder input, the conceptual design has been released!
The new sustainable design includes areas for recreation, performance, and hands-on learning. Features include:
- Entry pergola with seating
- Playground with modular play structure
- Covered stage
- Nature play garden
- Science garden with raised bed and composter
- Green fence with basketball net
- Tree row
Special attention has been given to storm water management, with features like rain barrels, a green roof on the storage shed, and a rain storage wick improving drainage and lessening stress on sewer systems.
Special thanks to the volunteers from the Community Design Collaborative team, including Locus Partners, Keyleigh Kern, JFS Engineering, and ThinkGreen LLC for their time and energy in creating this plan. For more information, read their blog post about this project.
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