Children in Nature - Natural Play Spaces

Elements of a Natural Play Space

Examples of Pathways

Bark Trail

Bark Trail

Patapsco Valley State Park
Hollofield
Baltimore County

Paths Connecting Different Play Features

Play & Learn Annapolis
Anne Arundel County

 

 

Stepping Stones for Paths

Play & Learn Annapolis
Anne Arundel County

 

 

 

Separate Entrances for Adult & Children

Brookside Nature Center
Montgomery County
 

 

Challenging Stairs -
"A Path of their Own"

Locust Grove
Montgomery County

 

Using simple boards to create a path.

Calverton School
Calvert County

Path through native habitat.

Calverton School
Calvert County

 

Paths connecting and directing spaces.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
New York

Paths made from mulch.

Play & Learn Annapolis
Anne Arundel County

Natural Path in Woodland

Calverton School
Calvert County

Tree cookie pathway at Montessori School of Northern Virginia

Tree cookies can be used to create pathways.

Montessori School of Northern Virginia.
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