westgate community school
westgate community school is a charter school located in thornton, colorado. as “an innovative alternative for gifted and creative learners,” the school was in desperate need for an outdoor schoolyard to match their unique approach. working in partnership with adams 12 star schools, adams county open space, the city of thornton, and GOCO we have developed a master plan for the 20 acre campus and implemented the first phase. phase one addresses immediate areas outside of the school consisting of an outdoor woodland classroom, nature based play elements, age specific play zones, and a plaza gathering space. areas are distinguished by natural zones reflecting colorado’s natural landscapes via the woodland, urban core, prairie, and montane. phase two provides recreational sport fields, nature trails, and community garden plots.