Daniel J. Corkery Elementary School

2510 S. Kildare Ave., South Lawndale neighborhood

Students at Daniel J. Corkery Elementary School have always been able to play soccer, but they had to contend with errant gravel causing slippage and a dangerous metal band that was a major tripping hazard. But now, at their Space to Grow schoolyard, students at Corkery have a beautiful new soccer field—with no hazards. “The soccer field was desperately needed in the community,” says Carol Devens-Falk, principal at Corkery.

The new schoolyard includes a multipurpose turf field, jogging track, half-court basketball court, play equipment for younger and older students, outdoor classroom area, native gardens and trees, vegetable gardens donated from The Kitchen Community and seating.

The Corkery community is so excited about their new schoolyard. “This is a place where all of our students can be active and play,” Devens-Falk said. “We also have a new garden that is already full of vegetables ready to eat.”

Read More about Corkery Elementary School

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September 2016 | Healthy Schools Campaign
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