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Sacajawea Elementary School

Client: Sacajawea PTSA with Seattle Public Schools

With a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, the Sacajawea Elementary PTSA selected Site Workshop to lead a master planning and design effort for the renovation of the school playground. Sitting adjacent to a wetland, the extensive blacktop playfield had fallen into disrepair after years of seasonal flooding. Through a collaborative process with students, staff and neighbors, the final design embraces the wetland as a learning opportunity, restoring the playground edges with appropriate native plantings and incorporating “learning pods” into a hillside trail.