The Roots of West Reading

As part of the West Reading Playground renovation, the final touch was a mural that celebrated the history of West Reading and the site. The mural was not only fabricated by the Public Art Workshop, but also the West Reading Elementary Students.

639 Court Street,

West Reading, PA 19611

Project Support


The Playground Project

Wyomissing Area Education Foundation

Mural design and fabrication:

Wyomissing Area HS Public Art Workshop

West Reading Elementary Students

Project completion


View multiple images of the project's creation above.

About the Project

The design for the mural centers on the tree, a symbol of knowledge and growth. Surrounding the tree is a montage of historic photos that feature youth. The building pictured in the mural is the old West Reading Elementary School that stood on the site of the playground.

Many community painting events gave over a hundred people the opportunity to help make the artwork.