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Learning Landscapes


Ninety-six schoolyards and counting! Through the generous support of Denver voters, foundation grants, and grassroots efforts, Denver's children have great places to play. Our mission is to build public places that support the wellness of children - through increased exercise, open space, community gathering places, gardens, and more.

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schoolintheyard-thumb.jpgCheck out the new School in the Yard book!

Volunteers from DirecTV along with DPS students and parents help to build their new Learning Landscape!


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Active Play Areas

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Schoolyards provide an opportunity for the built environment to promote  physical activity for children and the surrounding community.  Colorado's recent surge in childhood obesity threatens the future health of the state Preventing and combating the childhood obesity epidemic requires a multi-faceted approach.​ Studies show that well-planned and equipped schoolyards increase physical activity. Learning Landscapes is working with Colorado school districts to design active play areas with the goal of increasing physical activity at schools across the state. 

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