Green Playces: Northside

The first Green Playce ever built, our Northside site is located on Columbia Place, just off of Brighton Road in the Central Northside, near adjacent neighborhoods California-Kirkbride and Perry South. The site, owned by Propel Schools, houses a stage, a couple of activity stations for environmental learning, an art wall, vertical planters, and more!


Our kid-centered design process involved imaginative drawings of pool parties, winter boxes and “ninja gardens.” After this flurry of creativity, we honed in on the most important (but still buildable) concepts to come up with our final design, below. For more information about the design process, check out our blog.


“It’s a great opportunity for us. Besides academics, it’s important to us to interact with the community.”

Jeremy ResnickExecutive Director of the Propel Schools Foundation

Green Playces: Northside was completed in 2015, one of our first two Green Playces, along with Homewood. If you are interested in access to the site for your group or neighbors who live close by the site please contact Propel Schools:Northside