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Nature Play Spaces 101

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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.


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There's Always More to Explore!

Check out the new "Nature Exploration Area" in Patuxent River Park​. Yet another 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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