Natural play areas often look like miniature natural landscapes.

Flat land is transformed into rolling hills, vegetation grows where it looks right, weathered brick paths meander around "natural" features, sand play areas are scooped into the ground, fallen trees are perfect for sitting and climbing, natural rock piles make wonderful seats and climbing areas, loose parts for constructing things are all over the place, shrubs are great for finding insects and "hiding," trees provide cool shade, places for birds, great spring summer and fall colors, and fruit if you plant fruit trees...

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Natural playgrounds are definitely the way to go!