Greening Schoolyards

  • Portland Public Schools' Schoolyards Program collaborates with volunteer school groups to design, build, and sustain green schoolyards.

    With guidance from District staff, volunteers create action plans, develop long-term Site Vision Plans, implement projects, utilize community partnerships, amplify outdoor learning, and create more equitable access to greenspace.

    Green schoolyard projects may include trees, native plants, bioswales, edible gardens, and educational signage to provide shade, stormwater capture, and opportunities for learning. 

  • How to get started

  • What to expect from this process