This book is about a new movement in children’s outdoor play areas: natural playscape. While many playgrounds are filled with a plastic or metal climbing apparatus surrounded by a sea of wood chips or gravel, a natural playscape makes creative use of the entire space and is filled with art, hills, pathways, trees, herbs, open areas, sand, water, music, and more. Natural playscapes offer endless possibilities for play and discovery as they change with the day and the seasons.
This book is for anyone interested in creating beautiful, engaging outdoor environments for children. We are talking about creating simple, natural areas with trees, grass, shrubs, and paths. They can be as simple or as fanciful as you desire and as your space, skills, and budget allow.