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!

2019 Design Challenge

On October 17th-19th, the 2019 Design Challenge will kick off with a 3-day charrette in Kingston, ON.  Students from Algonquin College, Niagara College, Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, Seneca College and the University of Guelph are invited to attend this fun-filled event.  Check out the video for more details!

The 2019 program is made possible through the partnership and support of:

2018 Design Challenge

In October of 2018, Wentworth Landscapes and Landscape Ontario hosted teams of landscape design students from Algonquin College, Niagara Parks School of Horticulture and University of Guelph to participate in a design charrette with students and teachers from First Adventure Child Development Centre and Georges Vanier Catholic School in Belleville, Ontario. Using the input and ideas generated during the charrette, the teams created final proposals for a new natural playground and schoolyard.

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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