CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER
A park to advance the wellness of the 450 children and youth served by a faith-based community center in East St. Louis.
The Christian Activity Center has become an oasis from violence for the youth of East St. Louis. In keeping with the Center’s mission to prepare youth physically for a successful future, the Center envisioned “A Place to Grow”–a park offering children a different vision of outdoor space than the panorama that framed their environment.
Incorporating a band shelter for events, community gardens, a farmer’s market, and venues for recreation and play, the park is designed to enhance the health of children served by the Center as well as residents of the surrounding community.