Arnold Mireles Academy

9000 S Exchange Ave., South Chicago

The Space to Grow schoolyard at Mireles opened in fall 2021. The new schoolyard includes a turf field, track, rain garden, game tables, outdoor seating and nature play, as well as traditional play equipment with a zip line and an outdoor classroom.

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September 2021 | Block Club Chicago
New South Side Playgrounds Have An Added Benefit — They Help With Flooding

October 2021 | Chicago Sun-Times
New playground at South Side school aims to reduce flooding in surrounding homes

October 2021 | Fox News 32
Space to Grow unveils green schoolyard at South Chicago elementary school

November 2021 | Space to Grow
Five New Space to Grow Schoolyards Opening This Fall!


Take a virtual tour of the Mireles Space to Grow schoolyard!