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Thank You For Our Playground!

Thank You for Our Playground!

The O.A. Thorp Academy Campus Plan

The presentation below details the process and eventual plans for our campus park. We would like to thank Urban Habitat Chicago for their time and design efforts.

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O.A. Thorp’s  Playground!

O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy has a playground thanks to our parents, students, teachers, neighbors and the special people at:

Friends of Thorp


Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Alderman Timothy Cullerton

The parents, teachers and the leadership of O.A. Thorp

Chicago Public Schools

Breakfasts provided by:

McDonald’sElly’s Pancake HouseCarstar AutoDunkin Donuts, Wiklanski’s Bakery

Coffee provided by:

Portage GroundsStivers Coffee

Lunches provided by:

Al’s PizzaBacci PizzaJimmy John’sLegnoPizza FrescaPoretta’s, Sicilia Bakery, The Bomb Catering, State Farm Greg JareczekSutherlands, Fergeson

Desserts provided by:

Josi’s Frozen YogurtBen &Jerry’s Ice CreamEli’s Cheesecake

Snacks provided by:

Skinny Pop, Jelly Belly

Costco, Family Fruit Market, Fresh Farms, Jewel, Mariano’s, Whole Foods

Cutlery, Napkins, Plates and Cups

Mid City Nissan

Misting Tent

Mike Anderson Chevrolet

Tools, equipment and other considerations donated by:

Belmondo Tile,  Tile Outlet


Nicole Dalessandro, Shelby Kroeger


More than 300+ adult and 150 youth/kid volunteers including Irving Park YMCA – Youth and LeadersClub, the NSNA chapter at Chamberlain College of Nursing.


O. A. Thorp students, parents and neighbors thank you for your contributions and dedications to provide a safe and fun play space.

You can find the pictures from the prep days and the build day in our photo gallery and Lifewellclicked’s gallery.

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