Oakland Elementary School

The Early Childhood Education playground at Oakland Elementary School was the transformation of a hot, bare, uninteresting play area into an exciting, sensory filled activity space. Elements to draw the children into the playground and encourage interaction and physical activity include a sensory trike path with a rumble strip and wavy track, a synthetic turf area, new play structure and natural landscape planting. In addition, a natural boulder retaining wall acts as an overlook for improved supervision as well as a climbing element for the students. Colorful letters and numbers have been sandblasted and painted on the boulders to encourage learning to continue, even on the playground.

Location: Denver, Colorado

Client: Oakland Elementary School

Category: Education