The Painted Playground
IMPACT: Hundreds of children at various schools around Baton Rouge. Members completed 500 hours of service and added additional playground space to nine elementary schools within Baton Rouge.
Painted Playground aims to decrease childhood obesity rates by providing elementary and middle school teachers and students in the greater Baton Rouge community with the tools, places, and inspiration to make active play a daily priority.
Each playground revitalization includes the selecting and painting of the designs for several different games on the school’s blacktop. Along with painting, league members also provide new equipment, including balls, bean bags, and other items to go along with the games, which promote physical exercise and outdoor play.
To date, the Junior League of Baton Rouge Painted Playground project has served the following schools, with additional schools on the agenda:
- Audubon Elementary
- Forest Heights Academy of Excellence
- Buchanan Elementary
- Magnolia Woods Elementary
- Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School