Playground Improvement Project

Walking through DCP’s doors, you’ll know you have entered a special place. Denver Cooperative Preschool’s (DCP’s) well-equipped, age-appropriate classrooms bubble with excitement and fun. Children are given many opportunities for personal creative expression and artistic exploration. You’ll find children busy digging in sand tables, dressing up in costumes and role-playing, enjoying a story with a teacher or helping parent, building with blocks, creating colorful pieces of art, or singing and dancing.

We are in the beginning stages of working with a landscape architecture firm that specializes in playground design.

Our goal is to reimagine our current playgrounds as places to:

  • Experience nature in a variety of calming, outdoor environments; through daily and seasonal rhythms; and expressed through natural characteristics, colors and materials native to the Colorado region.
  • Provide a variety of activities and experiences that promote healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Experiences should include active and passive; guided and independent; and cause and effect play. Senses should be explored through movement, plants, textures, microclimates, and materials.
  • Provide connection to and transition from indoors to outdoors.
  • Evoke emotions of curiosity, joy, peace, tranquility and security.

As we look to improve our current outdoor space the initial designs highlight what an amazing playground we could be offering to our community. For this project, our goal is to raise $250,000. We plan to raise a significant portion of the funds through a capital campaign amongst our current and alumni families. Additionally we plan to take advantage of matching grant opportunities to make the most of our internal fundraising.

We would be honored if you would consider donating to this very worthy cause as we work toward our goal of improving our outdoor spaces for the families that we serve now, and for many years to come.

Playground Plan

Questions? Contact Jana Ellis at

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