We are so excited to share an update on the Outdoor Play Interventions Pilot Project (OPIPP), our strategy to aid in the development of low-cost, high-value simple design interventions for outdoor spaces utilizing architectural design, LISC technical assistance, fundraising, and volunteer coordination. Our landscape design architect, studioMLA, has been hard at work since our first brainstorming session in February to discuss all of the fun elements that could be added to our test sites and incorporated in a written resource guide highlighting these achievable, low-cost solutions for any type of outdoor play space.
On April 11th we met with our three pilot sites – Westbay Children’s Center, Jamestown Early Learning Center, and Children’s Friend Hartford – for a collaborative design review, discussing initial concepts for the transformation of space. The ideas shared were so inspiring we couldn’t wait to let other Rhode Island Child Care Centers know about them. Here is a sneak peek at the conceptual designs proposed for each site.