The new outdoor classroom and Roberto Clemente playground that officially opened on August 30th was one of the winning ballot items from District 34’s Participatory
Budgeting. Brooklyn Arbor’s faculty, students, and parents joined District 34’s Council Member Antonio Reynoso and the community to celebrate this tangible result from a process that lets community members distribute $1M of their district’s public budget.
“Our new outdoor playground is an educational space focused on urban ecosystems that includes a sensory garden, a woodland area, a rain garden, and a pollinator’s garden. It has two outdoor classroom areas, a seating area with picnic benches, and wooden and rock climbing structures. Teachers are encouraged to use the space for teaching, learning, and exploration throughout the academic year,” said Sara Yerry, Assistant Principal.