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Nature Play Spaces 101


Nature Play Spaces

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.”

  • Provide an important early connection ​for children with nature and create future environmental stewards;
  • Provide an opportunity for both physical and creative play; and
  • Support children’s physical, intellectual, and socio-emotional development.

​There's Always More to Explore!

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

Other Resources

We're help to help you get the most out of your time with Maryland's Nature Play Spaces. Feel free to contact us​ or use the resources below. Thank you.

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