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Kids Korner Academy II

Kids Korner Academy II, located in Durham, NC,  has transformed an asphalt parking lot into an engaging and diverse outdoor learning environment.  Brightly painted primary pathways connect different activity settings such as an artificial turf multipurpose lawn, sand play areas, mud kitchen and acoustic walls.  The addition of balance logs, stumps for seating, and tree cookies give children the chance to  interact with more natural elements while developing fine and gross motor skills.

One of the biggest challenges they have overcome is naturalizing the outdoor learning environment with the use of large raised vegetable beds and tire planters.  They have also added an infant area adjacent to the building, so they can enjoy being outside too.

Address: 1326 Hill St. Durham, NC 27707
Phone Number: (919) 401-0900
County: Durham
Local Partnership: Durham CCSA
NC Star Rating: 5
Capacity: 30
Schematic Master Plan (2020)
Safe Place Schematic

Before Renovation (2017)

After Renovation (2020)