Orozco Academy

1940 W. 18th St, Lower West Side neighborhood

Orozco Fine Arts & Sciences Elementary School, Chicago | Space to Grow

Orozco Fine Arts & Sciences Elementary School’s Space to Grow transformation includes a turf field, outdoor classroom area, and gardens of all kinds: a rain garden with native plants, native gardens and trees and vegetable gardens.

Orozco’s schoolyard is working hard to manage stormwater, including a new parking lot with permeable pavers, and use of a special water feature that captures water from the school’s roof and uses it to water a rain garden that is also used as an outdoor classroom.

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December 2015 | WaterWorld
Space to Grow Program Unveils Two New Schoolyard Transformations

November 2015 | Healthy Schools Campaign
Opening Two New Space to Grow Schoolyards

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