East End Community School Celebrates New Green School Grounds; 10/28.


Carol Dayn, Principal of the EEECS

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 311)

The public is invited to attend a brief ceremony to celebrate the transformation of the grounds around EECS into a public park Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m.  The celebration marks the culmination  of four years of work – much of it by community minded volunteers.

The new playspace now includes features such as granite climbing wall, large sand pit, woodland garden, raised bed garden maze and much more.  “There is something for everyone,” said Carol Dayn, EECS principal.  “My favorite part is that the kids are out there playing with and learning from so much natural and recycled material that is from Maine.”

The project resulted from a collaboration of Portland Trails’ School Ground Greening Coaltion, EECS parents and teachers, the City of Portland and others.  Funding came from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), along with smaller grants.