Honor Mrs. Doig with a Gift to Daystar’s First Playground

Since learning through experience and play has always been close to Mrs. Doig’s heart, we are developing an outdoor play space with playground equipment in her honor. Thank you for helping us honor Mrs. Doig by supporting Daystar's first playground!



Creating Space for Our Kids to Play & Grow

Below are a few specific goals for our new playground. Estimated costs currently total about $15,000. A gift of any amount will help bring this new play space to life! Please contact Katherine Worgen, Operations Director, at k.worgen@daystaracademy.org or 312.791.0001 for specific giving opportunities.


$25 Bagged mulch for garden beds

$50 Raised garden bed planter

$100 Natural wood play bridge

$250 Climbing dome jungle gym

$500 Wooden climbing equipment 

$750 Wooden play train

$1,000 Doig Train Depot Stations

$1,500 Low planters with juniper, grasses, and seasonal plants

$2,500 Canopied picnic area

$5,000 Contribute to turf extension

Room for Imagination

Our initial plans for the new play space include an extended turf area adjacent to the building, a natural play area dedicated to Mrs. Doig, a play zone underneath the bridge, and possible murals down the road. In the future, we would love to continue expanding the play space by adding turf to the south end of Dearborn Street in phase 2 and 3 of our playground update.

All Aboard!

With our kid-sized train, students can explore a natural wooden play area, sit under the shade of a canopied play area, or enjoy exploring over bridges and around decorative native plants. Our vision is to create a fun, adventurous, and experiential play space for students to enjoy.