Imagine Your Ultimate Play Space at Sudduth and West Elementary Schools

The play spaces at Sudduth and West Elementary Schools are the focus of a collaborative effort between the District, Mississippi State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture, and Dalhoff Thomas Design of Memphis to upgrade and expand playground spaces.

The project begins with Design Week in the Department of Landscape Architecture as teams of university students develop their own solutions for what could take place in these school/community spaces. Sudduth Elementary will host a charrette on September 5 to involve parents, students, and members of our community in the process to develop fun, creative ideas and solutions to share with university students for their designs. This week-long exercise will culminate with university student project presentations on Friday, September 8. From there, community stakeholders will work with Dalhoff Thomas to produce elements that will compliment extramural/grant funding ventures in an attempt to make our collective dreams into a reality.

As the District explores future joint use agreements designed to increase access to high quality outdoor play areas for families and students in the greater Starkville area, stakeholders are invited to to join us as we discover the possibilities that exist for our community. 

The District welcomes our parents, teachers, administrators, students and others to participate in this process.  

Upcoming Dates & Sessions

Community Charrette & Idea Session with parents, students and community
September 5
4 until 5:30 pm @ Sudduth Elementary School
Parents, teachers, students and community members are invited to attend this come and go event to share ideas, dreams, and visions for the ultimate play space for our students.  We’ll provide the paper and the markers.  We just need your ideas and imagination!

Public Presentations of Play Designs with Q & A sessions
September 8
1 until 3 pm @ Bost Conference Center, Mississippi State University

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