Natural Playgrounds

Natural Playground Designs

Water Play

Music, Sound, Art

Sand Play

Fun Things with Tree Parts

Embankment / Hill Slides

Rocks, Boulders

Loose Parts


Infants and Toddlers

TeePees Decks Gazebos Caves Log Houses Storage

Labyrinths, Sensory Boxes, Sundials

Mud Run, Challenge, Fitness

Upper Body, Exercise

Benches, Tables, Hammocks, Bridges, Signs

Gardening, Greening

Indoor Play

Fencing, gates


Awareness and Training

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Natural Playground Maintenance Manual

Natural Playground Maintenance Manual
Brand: Natural Playgrounds Company
Toxicity: non-toxic
Age Appropriateness: all ages
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Maintaining natural features on playgrounds is difficult -- there are no two ways about it!

It's difficult for several reasons, but the most challenging one is the amount of use it gets every day during the school year.

This obviously has an impact on everything on your playground, from the play elements, to the fall zone material, to the trees and shrubs, and to the grass.

We have been building natural playgrounds for 10 years, and throughout that time, we have discovered all kinds of maintenance secrets, including the maintenance techniques that will keep your grass growing and looking good on your playground all year long!! (well, except of course, during the winter months in the north).

You and your facilities staff are going to love our simple maintenance techniques and the profound impact they'll have on keeping your natural playground natural and beautiful!

In our manual, we cover maintenance for the following:
• items built out of wood
• play and learning elements made out of real
• sand play areas
• grass
• fall zones
• misting systems
• concrete
• painted items
• surface water and drainage
• seasonal to do's

The Maintenance Manual is in a PDF format that may be downloaded.