Ryerson Elementary School, 646 N. Lawndale Ave., is now the proud recipient of a new playground.
The Chicago Board of Education built a playground at the elementary school, with the help of Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. and the Ryerson community. CPS students, as part of the student-run Playground Pilots program, directed the renovation project. Playground Pilots is sponsored in part by the CPS Board of Education. Playground Pilots has completed more than 150 projects—including playgrounds and campus park improvements and renovations—since the project began in 2001.