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Kaela Geschke, the Parks for People Program Director for the Ohio office of Trust for Public Land, and some of the Caledonia students who helped select features that are part of the new schoolyard design, at the unveiling.

According to the Trust for Public Land, over 28 million kids in America don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. As the group stated on its website, “a solution is hiding in plain sight … schoolyards!”

Caledonia Elementary School, which serves East Cleveland students, will soon have Ohio’s first Community Schoolyard, defined as a “vibrant green space that’s accessible to the community after school hours,” according to the Trust for Public Land (TPL). The design unveiling took place December 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the elementary school, located at 914 Caledonia Ave. in Cleveland Heights (although it’s located in Cleveland Heights, it serves East Cleveland students).

Read the full article on The LAND website HERE.