This preschool nature playspace in Montgomery County takes advantage of a large existing hill to offer active play -- hillside slides and giant logs and boulders for climbing. The school's insect theme for indoor classrooms continues outdoors with a spider web climber, an ant hill complete with embedded ball-rolling tubes and a caterpillar trail, made of composite lumber in a variety of colors, for triking and walking. There is a sand area edged with natural stone and logs, and a refurbished shed which is now a "shunnel" for riding and storage.
The concept design is by Nancy Striniste of Earlyspace LLC www.earlyspace.com and the space was built with materials and labor donated by Jeff Schwartz of Greenskeeper Environmental www.gkenv.com.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401