If You Build It, They Will Play

Evergreen's new Woodland Playscape has been a daydream of ours for a number of years and we are so thrilled have finally made it happen.  HUGE thanks to a grant from Lowe's, their helpful staff and the parent/grandparent support that made it all happen. 

The goals of the "Woodland Playscape" are to:

  • Increase student time in nature during every school day.
  • Increase student access to core and deep-muscle stimulating activities (hanging, balancing, lifting, moving, jumping) during every school day.
  • facilitate both of these activities in a landscape that encourages imagination and play while deepening our students relationship and connection to the natural word.
This was our "working map", used to gather ideas from kindergarten and first grade teachers, administrators and our environmental education coordinator.

This was our "working map", used to gather ideas from kindergarten and first grade teachers, administrators and our environmental education coordinator.

These folks from Lowe's on Tunnel Road in Asheville made the in-store purchasing experience go smoothly. They ensured we had what we needed and were loaded safely, ready to go.

These folks from Lowe's on Tunnel Road in Asheville made the in-store purchasing experience go smoothly. They ensured we had what we needed and were loaded safely, ready to go.

This is the kind of project that highlights how special the Evergreen community is.  We had 20+ parent and community volunteers show up to help install the playscape on a recent Saturday.  With so many folks, tools and great attitudes we accomplished more than imagined and left by 2:00 p.m. with a playscape ready to be enjoyed by our students the following week.

Evergreen parents and friends gathered and worked hard to build the space.  

Evergreen parents and friends gathered and worked hard to build the space.  

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If you build it, they will play!

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