George Unseld Early Childhood Learning Center

Opened in 2012, Unseld ECLC provides outstanding educational and service opportunities for its students. It is a beautiful, state of the art facility, with an unfortunate lack of outdoor playground amenities. TreesLouisville partnered with Wes Griffith, a University of Kentucky Landscape Architecture student interested in Early Childhood Development through outdoor play to create an “Outdoor Adventureland” that includes flowering trees, trees with varied bark texture and leaf color and, as the trees grow, lots of shade. The concept is to stimulate all five senses and to develop mindfulness and a connection to the natural environment. We have planted 66 trees so far, with plans to add more in the future.