If you need to remodel old playgrounds, build new ones, develop master plans for play areas around schools or communities, develop outdoor classrooms, create learning trails, or build gardens, shade structures, gateways, or play sculptures...
...and you want to do something creative, different, cost-effective, long-lasting, educational, and beautiful that benefits your children in numerous ways,
Please don't pull out a catalog!
...and let our natural playground staff help you assess your situation and work with you to develop a plan that gets you where you want to go - in a natural way - toward a Natural Playground.
How to get started
Because natural play concepts can be integrated into almost any outdoor situation, there are many scenarios that might prompt you to investigate them further:
- You are thinking about repairing, refurbishing, expanding, or replacing your old or unsafe playground, especially ones that used CCA (arsenic-treated) lumber.
- You want to create a more intriguing, natural-looking, green learning environment around your childcare center or school, or in your community that will also serve as an outdoor classroom.
- You have or are contemplating building a new school, museum, nature center, or childcare center and want to make sure the outdoor environment is as exciting and inspiring as the rest of your concept.
- You are a school district and need to upgrade your entire playground package but want to do it in a way that will inspire the students to learn about and take care of their natural environment.
- You would like to have a natural playground designer work with your students and/or community members to design a hands-on project that will enhance their outdoor learning experience while creating beauty.
- You, your staff, your children, and your parents are really tired of looking at the boring sea of woodchips, and the same old equipment that's been there for years, and that the children no longer find interesting or exciting. (There's a good chance, that if you check with the school nurse, you're going to find that there are lots of accidents that happen on that old equipment every year. Matter of fact, the American Orthopedic Association reports that accidents on equipment cost the US close to $13 billion (yes, that's 13 billion dollars) every single year!!)