Play Garden Profiled in Tour with Local Education Researcher

Published January 16, 2019

Local educator Jessica Fong received more recognition for her groundbreaking research on the benefit of outdoor play for children in a new writeup that also profiles the McKinley Community Play Garden, the beloved community space at 3518-28 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago.

The article by Julia Mondschean on Free Spirit Media looks at both the facility and use of the play garden, as well as Fong's research into the disparity of access to natural play spaces across Chicago's social strata and geographic areas. The McKinley Park News has previously noted Fong's role in local nature play education in an article from this past fall.

Click here to read the Free Spirit Media article


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