One Vision, One Schoolyard Plan - Legacy Advisors

The Big Sandbox was founded in 2013 by Lois Brink, a landscape architect, and Jake Gaffigan, an expert in construction and community development/public affairs and consumer advocacy. Their goal is to utilize their experience and expertise to help organize, fund, design, create and implement highly functional, usable and educational schoolyards in underserved, underrepresented, low income, communities and schools. The DIG Philly Pilot Program is a pilot program of The Big Sandbox with its primary goal of redeveloping 10 schoolyards in North Philadelphia. In 2015, the very first school that began working in this program was the Tanner G. Duckrey School. The school’s mission is to work towards creating a place for the community to learn, play, socialize, compete and celebrate. By communities, organizations and businesses working together towards the same goal and mission, these special playgrounds can become a reality. The redevelopment of over an acre of space as a school and community resource will positively impact over 15,000 residents and designed for all ages to enjoy. The Legacy Foundation proudly funded a grant to The Big Sandbox towards the build of the schoolyard at Tanner G. Duckrey School. For more information, please visit their website at