Greenbrier State Park - Nature Play Space

Located in Greenbrier State Park in Maryland's Frederick and Washington Counties, this nature play area is adjacent to the new “nature shack” which is a meeting area, exhibit area, activity area, and programming site. This site will take advantage of the location near the lake and the nature shack to invite children and visitors to explore a natural area that is physically challenging and engaging. This park typically draws visitors that tend to use the grills and gathering areas, but not explore the natural lands surrounding the area.

The majority of materials for the play space were from the adjacent forest with the exception of the concrete pipe that forms the tunnel. The idea of the play space and all of the work was done in-house by park staff, using the talents of our lifeguards, grounds crew, technicians, and park rangers. From concept to completion the project took five months.

Balance beam log
Balance Beam


Tree Cookies
Tree Cookies


Rain barrel
Rain Barrel


Mushrooms to climb
Mushrooms to Climb

Tunnel and Mound
Tunnel and Mound


Random height stump walk
Stump Walk


Garden with seating wall
Garden with Seating Wall


Our Partners

  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources