Natural Playgrounds

Outdoor Classrooms

STEAM Learning

Backyard Ideas

Embankment Slides

Stumps Logs

Sand Play

Water Play

Art Music

Science Nature

Upper Body Challenge

Rocks Boulders

Infants Toddlers

Loose Parts


Labyrinths Sundials

TeePees Decks Gazebos

Tunnels Bridges Caves Log Houses

Benches Tables Hammocks


Design Services

Maintenance Storage Sanitation


What Do Natural Play Areas Look Like?

Natural play areas often look like miniature natural landscapes.

Flat land is transformed into rolling hills, new moss-covered stone walls look like they've been there forever, vegetation grows where it looks right, weathered brick paths meander around "natural" features, sand play areas are scooped into the ground, fallen, or even "upside down" trees are perfect for climbing, natural rock piles make wonderful seats and climbing areas, loose parts for constructing things are all over the place...

Natural playgrounds!

and from Wikipedia:

“Natural Playgrounds are purposely complex interplays of land shapes, structures, and vegetation that fit with the land in ways that challenge and fascinate children and teach them about the wonders and intricacies of the natural world while they play within it.” (written for Wikipedia by Ron King in 2009)

Please review How are Natural Playgrounds different? for more information.