The Mesa Oasis project is a reimagining and re-designing of the unused garden space in the front of the school.
After receiving feedback from teachers, parents, and Mesa staff, the PTO has proposed a new design to better utilize this shared community space. The project is supported by CU environmental design students and the City of Boulder. It also aligns with the BVSD’s 2026 initiative to “have green schoolyards and outdoor learning space.” The space involves eight round tables with seating up to 64 and will be used at lunchtime for outdoor eating, as an outdoor classroom, and as a multi-purpose, shared community space.
Mesa Oasis will be a multi-phase project and is funded by the PTO. Phases 1 and 2 of the new Mesa Oasis project were paid for by fundraising efforts from previous years that could not be rolled over to this year’s budget per PTO bylaws. Mesa Oasis Phases 1 and 2 were voted on and approved at the May 2023 PTO meeting.
- Phase 1 - Hardscaping: concrete is scheduled to start mid-September. This phase was voted on and approved at the May 5, 2023 PTO meeting.
- Phase 2 - Tables: eight outdoor round tables will be installed providing seating for 64 children. This phase was voted on and approved at the September 1, 2023 PTO meeting.
- Phase 3 - Landscaping: more details to come! Landscape details will be voted on at upcoming PTO meetings.