Elements of a Natural Play Space
Maps and Paths - Encourage Children to Go Exploring
- Pathways to Explore
- A Variety of Terrain (hills, bumps)
- Simple Maps
A path that leads to a special seating area.
Mulched paths lead to different focus areas.
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Path through a planted habitat.
A challenging path leads up some stairs.
Pathways can be simple boards.
An inviting crossing over a natural feature.
Tree cookies can be used to create pathways.
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Examples of Nature Play Spaces
- Assateague State Park
- Adkins Arboretum
- Brookside Nature Center
- Calverton School
- Carroll Park
- Greenbrier State Park
- Howard County Conservancy
- Irvine Nature Center
- Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
- Locust Grove
- Oregon Ridge
- Patapsco Valley State Park
- Play and Learn Annapolis
- Rocks State Park
- Sharre Tefila Preschool