Inner-city Los Angeles School Playground to Build Healthy and Happy Students

May 01, 2020

Immaculate Heart of Mary School is an inner-city TK-8th grade school in Los Angeles. We are in the heart of Los Angeles where there are at least forty fast food places within a five mile radius, but without a park or playground to exercise and play. Most of our students live in the area, where playing outside is often unsafe (with gang violence and busy LA traffic). Studies show that exercise and playing outside prevents obesity, builds healthier children, and increases their cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. With only asphalt and benches in our school yard, our school environment also inhibits safe, active play. With a playground at school, students would be able to experience outside play and promote better health, happiness, and success.


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Improved occupant health & performance