Clear Lake Head Start Playground Groundbreaking!

 Members from the Clear Lake Head Start Playground design team celebrates groundbreaking.

Members from the Clear Lake Head Start Playground design team celebrates groundbreaking.

The Clear Lake Head Start Playground project broke ground earlier this month! This playground project is essential to accommodate the Clear Lake Head Start children who need play equipment that is appropriate for this younger age group. The playground components will include a sandbox, tricycle path and a covered play area as well as natural play items such as a used boat that will be sunken into the ground next to small, dry stream bed and planting areas for the children to grow vegetables and flowers. These additional items create a fun, imaginative outdoor play area.

A unique aspect of this project is a collaborative partnership between Bethel School District and Lane County Head Start which enables the Head Start program to occupy a classroom when it is not being used by the Bethel School District. The use of this classroom is a win, win for everyone as the Head Start program is able to provide rich and educational programming while keeping the costs minimal and have crossover conversations with the District staff to provide a rich and collaborative teaching and learning environment for both entities . 

Design Team:
Lane County Head Start - Owner
McKenzie Commercial - General Contractor
Rowell Brokaw Architects - Architect