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Project Update- Nashoba Brooks


          During the pandemic Crowley Cottrell has continued working with clients to envision spaces for outdoor learning and exploration. At Nashoba Brooks school we completed a Landscape Master Plan for the K-8 school which imagined improved circulation at the drop-off and entrances, updated play areas, and connection to the nearby pond and wetland resources. From the play materials we selected, to decisions on planting and circulation, we sought to engage the students of Nashoba Brooks and add a bit of fun into the school day.  

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After our initial work at Nashoba Brooks we were brought on to design the landscape associated with Discovery Barn, a new building designed by DSK. This space was envisioned as way for students to connect and grow with their environment. Along with the creation of parking islands and crosswalks at the drop off circle, the project included the addition of a rain garden to be used for science classes, and a courtyard to be used for Pre-K play and gathering.


Access to outdoor spaces for play and learning is something that everyone deserves. By focusing on how the spaces at Nashoba Brooks could inspire creativity and fun we were able to deliver a memorable and exciting landscape for the school.

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