St. Louis, MO
DG2 Design worked with the Lemay Child & Family Center to design and implement a new natural-based playground that aligns with the Center’s goals to provide early education and support for families in a diverse, nurturing environment. Their existing playground had old equipment that was no longer safe, is not accessible for children, of differing abilities, and has water that does not drain well off of the property, leaving it unusable at times. With nearly 3 acres of land, DG2 Design created a distinct playground with areas for each age group, including gardening, stormwater infiltration play features, bike and stroller paths, sports fields, shade, and much more. The Outdoor Learning Center is a step in a larger multi-year plan to improve our facilities so that the children have the quality learning environment they deserve. In addition to fundraising documents and hosting an open house, DG2 helped the Center to apply for multiple grants.
Key Elements of the Outdoor Learning Center
- Physical Development
- Social and Emotional Development
- Creativity and the Arts
- Literacy and Language Development
- Critical Thinking and Cognitive Development