The Collaborative's work with schools and communities supports Philadelphia Water's campaign to make schoolyards an active part of the city's stormwater management plan, Green City, Clean Waters. Philadelphia Water has been an essential partner in half of our projects, funding improvements to reinvent asphalt and concrete schoolyards as green, eco-friendly spaces for learning as well as play.
The information you find here and in our design guide will help both schools and communities who are ready to seek a Design Grant from the Collaborative for a schoolyard project or who want to know how to do a green schoolyard project.
In 2015, the Collaborative and Philadelphia Water published Transforming Philadelphia's Schoolyards, a design guide to greening schoolyards. You will find some of the information from the guide on our website, along with current information about our schoolyards projects and useful resources. Download your copy of the full guide here: