Chiloquin Green Schoolyards Initiative.
We're raising money to build our Green Schoolyard at Chiloquin Elementary School!
For the past year and a half, a collaborative of local and national partners have been working to make our dream of a new playground at Chiloquin Elementary School a reality. We wanted a safe place where our kids have plenty of spaces to run and play, where teachers could help kids get active and connect to the plants and animals of our region. After almost a year of community engagement, we're finally ready to fundraise to build our dream schoolyard!
The Green Schoolyard will have a covered basketball court, new playground equipment, and an outdoor classroom space. It will be a multi-benefit space, bringing the health benefits of nature to our kids and restoring native habitat. The Schoolyard will also be open to the community as a public park during non-school hours, making this a safe place for kids and families to be active and connect to our land year-round.
This is more than just a playground—it's a community space that represents the hopes and dreams of all the kids, teachers, families and elders who call Chiloquin home. It's a place where we'll be able to socialize with friends and families on the weekend, and play basketball year-round. It's a place where our community can learn more about the Klamath Tribes, who have called this place home since time immemorial. And it's a place where we can ALL come together as the proud, resilient commmunity of Chiloquin.
While our final fundraising goal is almost $1,000,000, our goal for this fundraiser is to raise $12,000 through small donations from our community. If you're interested in making a larger donation, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We'd love to have you involved in our efforts!