Dorothy Lam Children's Centre

Location: 188 Drake Street - Yaletown, Vancouver
Partners: VSOCC-Vancouver Society of Children's Centres
Sponsors: Donald's Market, Home Depot, Dick's Lumber, Urban Fare, Starbucks, Rock Solid, and Justin Morrison Photography. Scotiabank and Goldcorp Volunteers via the United Way Day of Caring Program.
Completion: October 2015

The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres (VSOCC) and Projects in Place Society (PIPS) partnered a third time to redesign and build the outdoor play space at the Dorothy Lam Children's Centre. The goal of the project was to provide more natural environments; develop gardens for the children to grow food to be used in their daily meals; and implement a recycling and composting program.

The design focused on incorporating concepts of sustainability, food security and environmental conservation to help introduce children to these important concepts in a fun and interactive setting.

Our amazing volunteers were instrumental in realizing the playground design and worked hard all weekend cutting, sanding and painting wood; building planters, a sandbox, a stage deck, a bench, and interactive play stations; fixing a pirate ship climber; pushing wheelbarrows, hauling sand, planting a variety of new plants, and childminding cute little munchkins.

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