The Facilities Management Department, in consultation with a landscape architect, has created an Outdoor Design Manual to guide schools through the process of implementing schoolyard improvement projects such as gardens, outdoor classrooms, and play areas, from concept to completion. The guide provides advice on the design, implementation and maintenance of schoolyard features. The Outdoor Design Manual is intended to also help schools understand the responsibilities of both the school community and the Facilities Management department as well as processes for obtaining approvals and project support.
The Manual is designed to be an online document that is searchable with linked content throughout. The content of the manual, including updates to resources will be reviewed annually.
Download the Outdoor Design Manual.
The Outdoor Design Project Request Form can be accessed by principals through myhwdsb.ca. Any projects are to be initiated through the Principal and submitted to the FM Supervisor for review by Facilities Management.
View the Outdoor Design Project Request Form
For any additional questions or concerns, please contact your Facility Operations Supervisor.