Playground Transformations

St. Paul's students show off their muscles on the new playground.

Hear from St. Paul's teachers about how outdoor play positively impacts social emotional wellness, student concentration, skill development, and more.

Outdoor play is a critical part of St. Paul's education. We recognize the social emotional wellness benefits for students across all age groups. 

Playground Transformation Status

Through individual gifts, pledges, and Fund-A-Vision donations at our past two auctions, we have raised $725,525 toward our playground transformations. While the school had to pause and tackle the challenges surrounding COVID-19, we never lost the vision for new outdoor play spaces. Click here to see the list of 20-21 playground supporters.

In September 2021, we completed work on our west playground, and students are enjoying the new equipment, colorful surfaces, and cheerful landscaping. Keep scrolling to see images of our new play space serving preschool through fourth grade.

Our work is not yet done! We are finalizing plans on our south playground and construction will begin in May 2022. Fundraising efforts continue as we purchase new equipment for this reimagined play space for fourth through eighth grade.

Support Outdoor Play at St. Paul's

Our New West Playground

St. Paul's students play on the new colorful west playground.
St. Paul's students play on the new colorful west playground.
St. Paul's students play on the new colorful west playground.
St. Paul's students play on the new colorful west playground.
St. Paul's students play on the new colorful west playground.
St. Paul's students play on the new colorful west playground.

For children and adolescents, outdoor environments provide a myriad of benefits in their development. Daily interaction in outdoor environments enhances physical activity and play as well as provides health benefits such as reducing frequency of obesity and disease. It can also enhance mental health and resilience, while boosting self-discipline and a child’s ability to concentrate. Lastly, being outdoors with nature can improve environmental awareness.

Playground Renderings and Site Plans

Rendering for St. Paul's Early Childhood playground

Rendering for St. Paul's Early Childhood playground

Rendering of the future St. Paul's south playground

Rendering of the future St. Paul's south playground

Rendering of the St. Paul's west playground (renovations planned for Summer 2021)

Site Plan for St. Paul's ECC playground

Site Plan for St. Paul's ECC playground (renovation timing is TBD)

Site plan for St. Paul's south playground

Site plan for St. Paul's south playground (renovation timing is TBD)

Support Our Vision

To learn more about the full master plan and how you can join this vision for outdoor play, please contact Cindy Wissinger, Director of Development.