Early Education Center
Paradise Park will be the new home for R-7's second early education center.
At the time of the June 2020 bond election, plans called for the early education center project to involve renovating part of the north wing of Prairie View Elementary into the district’s second Early Education Center.
On June 15, 2021, the BOE approved a letter of intent to purchase Paradise Park, including 14.52 acres of land (632,519 sq. ft.) with a 37,412 sq. ft. facility and announced plans to locate the second Early Education Center at this site. The center will provide a home for the district’s early education satellite classrooms and allow our early education programs to expand.
While Paradise Park's facility will be home to early education, the 15-acre park presents significant opportunities for secondary students. The district is in the preliminary plans of creating environmental science, hospitality and business management learning opportunities using some of the park's built-in amenities.
Total Budget: $9 million
Location: 1021 NE Colbern Road
Design Work Begins: September 2021
Construction Completion Date: Tentative Summer 2023
Architect: Hollis + Miller