The GW PTO Natural Playscape Committee Organizes Two Design Processes in April.


The GW PTO Natural Playscape Committee Organizes Two Community Design Processes in April. The group will focus on gathering information from the children and teachers on April 11th and request the same from parents, teachers and the midtown community on April 24th.

Kingston, NY – The GW PTO Natural Playscape Committee is ready to begin their community visioning and design process of a new natural playscape area at the George Washington Elementary School located in Midtown, Kingston. Input is requested from the students, teachers and community in the month of April. The information that will be used to build an outdoor classroom on the southeast side of the building and a natural playscape on the site of the existing playground.

On April 11th, a design and visioning session is planned during school hours. This initial step is created for students and teachers. Classrooms will discuss and share which natural elements they would like to incorporate and vote on their top five choices.  The committee will also integrate letters written by the children that were used during the City of Kingston’s Community Development Block Grant process,  a grant award that the group secured last year but due to unforeseen circumstances, were forced to forfeit.

A second visioning session to integrate the ideas of parents, teachers and the midtown community will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the GW Elementary School located at 67 Wall Street. Participants will meet in the New Visions classroom on the second floor. Childcare will be provided.

Funding and materials for the project will be provided by the GW PTO and from donations from the Kingston community.

For more information, contact Ann Loeding: or Kelly Storrs:  co-chairs of the GW PTO Natural Playscape Committee.