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