Works / K-12 Schools Clackamas Head Start Facilities: Playground and Courtyard Classroom / Clackamas, Oregon

Clackamas Head Start Facilities

GreenWorks developed a Site Master Plan for the new Head Start Facilities in Clackamas County. Through creative treatment and handling of stormwater the Playground and Outdoor Courtyard Classroom on site create learning opportunities related to water and the environment. The Playground features a variety of outdoor activities for active play and discovery, including a play structure, tricycle track, and fossil themed sand box. The nature trail, along with raised garden beds, provides lessons in science, observation and stewardship. The Outdoor Classroom, or courtyard, focuses on connecting students with the physical properties of the water cycle; falling rain, run off as stormwater, evaporation, and transpiration. The courtyard is a place of dynamic activity highly influenced by the environment, the sun and the rain, and easily visible to students from inside the building.