Henry Grew Elementary School40 Gordon Avenue
Hyde Park, Massachusetts 02136
- Neighborhood: Hyde Park
- Project Type: Schoolyard with Outdoor Classroom
- Year Completed: 2012
- Landscape Architect: Warner Larson Landscape Architects
A majority of the students at the Grew come from low-income families from the Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Dorchester communities. With a school-wide philosophy of "Academics + Athletics = Success", the members of the Henry Grew community are deeply commited to creating and maintaining a space that is used for recreation, education, and socialization. The new schoolyard a former cracked asphalt lot, which had no green space or play equipment.