Many schools let the general public use their fields and playgrounds when classes and practices aren’t in session. But in Michigan, leaders at Grand Rapids Public Schools—working with city government and other agencies—are taking this concept of sharing to the next level.
Officials are strategically enhancing school parks and playgrounds in parts of the city that lack sufficient green spaces. The parks’ features are designed with an eye toward outdoor learning as well as after-school and weekend community use (free of charge, of course).
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