Nature Play Spaces

Entrance to the Nature Exploation Area in Patuxent River Park

Check out the new ""Nature Exploration Area"" in Patuxent River Park. Yet another reason to visit Jug Bay!



What is a Nature Play Space?

A space intentionally designed or designated to integrate natural components into a place for structured and unstructured play and learning.

A nature play space will:

  • Young boy in Mud KitchenProvide an important early connection for children with nature and create future environmental stewards
  • Provide an opportunity for both physical and creative play
  • Support children’s physical, intellectual, and socio-emotional development

Physical Components


Activities