Introducing the new Ridgeway outdoor playspaces! We invite you to join us for a school-wide information session on the plans for the new outdoor playspaces!
History of the Project
In early 2018, the Ridgeway PAC began exploring options to redesign our outdoor spaces to add new areas of play. We surveyed parents for priorities, talked with landscapers, and signed an agreement with non-profit Projects in Place Society to help us design & execute the build. With their in-kind support, we could see a $1 million playspace enhancement in 5 areas of our school – for under $200,000.
We have received City of North Vancouver grants, support from Whole Foods, and have as a PAC voted to spend a portion of our uncommitted project fund, leaving us more than 25% funded. Our goal is to fully fund, get approval for, and build this project by Fall 2019.
Information Night April 4 at Ridgeway
We would like to walk you through the vision of this project and the designs that have been developed and refined with input from the School District. Although the designs are not final until School District approval, we want to share with you the progress so far!
The design includes:
- Natural play spaces that challenge and/or inspire a wide range of ages
- Open-ended play structures including logs, boulders, netting and free-standing teepees
- An art installation on our emergency bin
- Native landscaping and an edible garden
- Accessible play equipment
Help Make it Possible
We want to give every child and family at Ridgeway a chance to say they helped make this ambitious project possible. Often these projects are done in stages, but due to our unique relationship with Projects in Place, we can transform our school over the course of two weekends – if we can come up with the funds.
We are actively soliciting funding in the form of:
- Corporate sponsorship
- Individual donations
Please consider helping make this project possible. We are a registered charity – tax receipts are available.
You can donate online here or write a cheque to “Ridgeway Elementary PAC.”