Design Challenge

About The Program

The Come Alive Outside Design Challenge creates the opportunity for college, high school, elementary and preschool students to work together with landscape professionals to design and build natural schoolyards and playspaces in communities across North America!

2020 Design Challenge

On October 29th and 30th, teams of post-secondary landscape design students will work together with younger students and design professionals to design a new natural schoolyard!

Due to COVID-19 the Design Challenge will work a little bit differently, but the outcome will be the same: People of all ages working together to design nature back into our lives!

There has never been a more important time for all generations to work together to create nature-rich spaces where we live work and play.

This year, teams of designers will work together remotely with the students, teachers and parents at St. Michael Catholic and Nicholson Catholic College to design a nature-rich schoolyard in Belleville, ON.

The 2020 program is made possible through the partnership and support of:

Program Impact


Student Participants since 2016


Communities involved


New spaces constructed to date


Colleges and Universities engaged

Designs from Past Years

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