Winter Hill Community Innovation Schoolyard Renovation

Winter Hill Community Innovation School Ribbon Cutting September 10

Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Ward 4 Alderman Jesse Clingan, and Superintendent of Schools Mary Skipper on Monday, September 10, at 10 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Winter Hill Community Innovation School. The ribbon cutting will celebrate school improvements including roof, window and door replacement funded by the City and its partners at the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), as well as the second phase of renovations to the schoolyard. Schoolyard renovations include 3 new playgrounds, an outdoor classroom, and a new basketball court. These renovations were funded by the Community Preservation Act and federal Community Development Block Grants. The playgrounds are the second and final phase of the renovations to the schoolyard. In 2017, the City cut the ribbon on a synthetic turf field at the corner of Evergreen Ave. and Thurston Ave, funded by the City.  Both the field and playgrounds provide much needed renovated open space to the school and the surrounding neighborhood.

The ribbon cutting will be held in the schoolyard on Evergreen Ave., between Thurston St. and Sycamore St. For more information, contact Luisa Oliveria at [email protected].

Children play at the Winter Hill Community School's basketball court

The Winter Hill Innovation Schoolyard will be renovated to support the activities of the elementary school and to create a better learning and playing environment.

The first phase of the project involves the transformation of the asphalt court on the lower level into an artificial turf playing field. This field responds to the needs of the school's Phys Ed program and recess use, and creates additional community capacity for small fields as called for in the City's Athletic Fields Master Planning Staff Report from June of 2016. See the listing below for community meeting presentations and materials information. Construction of the field will begin on June 21st. Construction of the schoolyard will begin in the summer of 2017.

For more information, please contact Luisa Oliveira at 617-625-6600 ext. 2529, or e-mail [email protected]

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