Over the past year, improvements have been made to the Tiger Patio at South Pasadena High School. “The objective has been to create an environment where students enjoy coming together in a comfortable, inviting setting,” explained South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz. “It’s a space where a lot of students can occupy it during breaks and lunch. The kids work very hard, and it’s our responsibility to give them a place where they can relax.” With trees and new artificial turf, and decomposed granite in the area, the superintendent believes its an effective space for student. “We’ve been environmentally sensitive with what has been placed there,” he said. “We’ve only heard wonderful things about the space.” The first phase of the Tiger Patio was completed last spring and the second phase was completed over the summer months. Grant funds paid for the project.