City Garden Montessori School
School Parent Playground Committee
Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Open to the public off-hours
[dtls] collaborated with the school’s parent playground committee for over a year, working to develop a program, schematic site plan, budget and phasing strategy for an engaging playground design that would conform to the Montessori goals of education and play in an outdoor environment. Providing areas for active play for the school’s broad range of students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, the playground design also provides quiet study spaces, outdoor classrooms and garden planting areas. The use of native and edible plants reinforces the connection to place.
The schematic playground plan acts as a guide for the ongoing planning and phased implementation of the playground design by the school and parent volunteers.