Green Playces: Homewood
Program Area: ReClaim
Topic: Community Engagement, Education, Vacant Land, Youth
Year: 2015, 2016, Current
Construction is almost complete at our first Green Playce, in partnership with Propel Schools:Northside, We will begin constructing Homewood’s Green Placye in partnership with the Bible Center Church.
- September 14th: 9:00-2pm, Join us for our 1st work day
- September 28th: 9:00-2:00 pm, Join us as we continue to build out the site
If interested in volunteering, contact [email protected]
Community Driven Design Isn’t Just for Adults-GTECH Blog June 2015
Grant program helps give vacant lots a future use-Post-Gazette: July 7, 2015
Homewood Residents Young and Old Give Input on the Next Green Playce-GTECH Blog July 2015
About Green Playces: Homewood
Location: Fleury Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Primary Partner: Bible Center Church
Additional Partners: Homewood Children’s Village, Mt. Ararat, Steeltown Entertainment Project, Bridge to College and Carengie Library Homewood Branch, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and APOST
Current Phase: Design
The second of 5 Green Playces, our Homewood site is located on Fleury Way, between Homewood Avenue and Sterrett Street. The site, owned by Bible Center Church, will be centered around ideas such as: outdoor cooking, strategy games, bright colors and artistic decoration.
We still have to finalize the design for the site, but stay tuned for quite a few fun and exciting build days to come!
Our kid-centered design process has led to a few options for this Green Playce: including an outdoor kitchen, a playce for educational games, and an art-filled playce for imagination and adventure. We are working right now to design several options for the site, and will return to the kids and community for feedback:
- September 14th: 9:00-2:00 pm. Join us for our 1st volunteer work day
- September 28th: 9:00-2:00 pm. Join us as we continue to build out the Homewood Site.
We hope to have the site built and ready for play by the end of the year. If you are interested in access to the site for your group or neighbors who live close by the site please contact Bible Center Church
— Dr. John Wallace
This Green Playce will encourage kids to go outside and to learn something. That is something that doesn’t always go hand in hand.