Nature Play Spaces - Pathways

Pathways create a sense of exploration. Allowing children to make choices as they navigate a space independently. Curving pathways create a sense of exploration, discovery, and feeling of something new “around the next corner,” and also motivates children to keep moving forward.

Path leading up to a bridge

Bridge winding through​ wetland

bridge leading to a path with a bench

Bridge winding through​ wetland​

Bark trail

Bark trail, Patapsco

Balance beam

Balance beam at Rocky Gap State Park