School Council Spotlight: Pleasant Park Public School Outdoor Classroom

School Council Spotlight: Pleasant Park Public School Outdoor Classroom
Posted on 11/17/2023

Pleasant Park Public School is the proud recipient of a brand new Outdoor Classroom complete with wooden log seating, chalkboard and a small stage. Their School Council partnered with Desjardins Ontario Credit Union and the OCDSB to launch the learning area, which was completed in time to welcome students back to school in September 2023.

This project was envisioned by the School Council and took three years to plan, fundraise, and install. The project was supported by parent and community donations to a fundraising campaign, along with funding from the School Council. Pleasant Park Public School was also selected for a $15,000 grant from the Working Together project by Desjardins Ontario Credit Union, which offers organizations in Ontario the opportunity to develop projects that will have positive impacts on their communities, as well as a $5,000 Community Environmental Projects Grant from the City of Ottawa, and a $1,000 grant from Walmart Canada.

The OCDSB’s Facilities department matched the school’s fundraising dollars with a $25,000 contribution and provided project coordination support. This project was an almost $70,000 capital improvement to the school.


Our students and staff are currently making good use of this beautiful space. On behalf of the entire PPPS school community we would like to say "Thank you!" once again to PPPS School Council, the OCDSB and Desjardins! – Mark Cruise, Principal

Is your School Council interested in undertaking a refresh of your outdoor spaces? The OCDSB Facilities department works collaboratively with school Principals, staff, Chief Custodians and School Councils to offer a wide range of outdoor features to schools, including play structures, outdoor classrooms and seating, outdoor sports systems, planting beds, tree planting, and much more. Read about how to get started!

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