Benefits of a Natural Play Space

canoe made into a sandbox
  • Provid​e for creative play
  • Counteract Nature Deficit Disorder (Richard Louv)
  • Encourage a strong environmental stewardship ethic
  • Foster a love and appreciation for nature
  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Enhance academic achievement
  • Foster a sense of place
  • Encourage community and social development
  • Provide restoration opportunities
  • Reduce stress and may possibly reduce some symptoms of ADD/ADHD