Clement Avenue School


Clement Avenue School is raising funds to support realization of its green schoolyard redevelopment plan in 2020. The fundraising deadline is Dec. 31, 2019.

The plan calls for removal of approximately 22,000 square feet of asphalt and replacing it with new green space and a mixed-use recreation and educational space. Because of Clement’s successful school garden program, the plan also includes a new outdoor classroom with a rainwater harvesting system. The inclusion of native plantings and stormwater trees allow for unique spaces on the schoolyard that can represent native Wisconsin ecosystems, complete with student-created signage. The plan manages over 88,000 gallons of stormwater per rain event.

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Download the PDF document.

Download the PDF document.

Review the school’s conceptual plan in greater detail, including designs, cost estimates, curricular connections, and maintenance considerations.

Vision in a Nutshell


The middle of the asphalt playground will be carved out for an outdoor classroom with rainwater harvesting pavilion and raised-bed gardens. Existing green space would be repurposed as a soccer field and green infrastructure installed to manage stormwater.

Donate to support the project.

3666 S. Clement Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207


School Snapshot

  • K4 - 8th Grades

  • 420 Students

  • 69.3% Reduced Lunch


Conceptual Design


Detailed Design, Permitting, & Construction

Maintenance & Programming

Contact Information

Steve Carnes
Principal, Clement Avenue School

Andrea Mierzwinski
K4 Teacher, Clement Avenue School

Justin Hegarty
Executive Director, Reflo - Sustainable Water Solutions

I think it’s fantastic that this very unique green space is being created at Clement Avenue School. This will transform the traditional playground environment to one that gives the children and teachers a beautiful setting to exercise their brains as well as their bodies.

Jon Greenberg, president of Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club