Meet Me Outside: New Outdoor Playscape at Wingra School

Sitting on the hill, in the midst of Dudgeon Park, Wingra School, an independent K-8 progressive school, has spent two years working on a plan to design an outdoor playscape that reflects their commitment to outdoor play and environmental education.   “Meet Me Outside” was born out of a desire to create a sustainable landscape that would spark the curiosity of students, neighbors, and friends.  The playscape will include natural landscapes for climbing and exploring, a music area, boardwalk, rain and pollinator gardens, a food forest, a council ring, and a stage.   In addition, the design includes a labyrinth for walking meditation and reflection.   The space will be accessible, and school officials hope that it will become a focal point for school and neighborhood activities.  Construction will coincide with Madison City Parks renovation of the back playground at Dudgeon Park.  Both projects are slated to get underway in June and are expected to be completed by August. Learn more at:

For more information or to donate to the Meet Me Outside project, please contact Wingra School at