A World of Imagination with Nature Play!

Kids love to be transported to a world of imagination. That phrase reminds me of the famous song Willy Wonka sang in the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" As a kid, that was my ultimate dream! Running around a chocolate factory eating everything in sight, which included candy that looked like ordinary every day items. A child's imagination is a powerful thing. I now try to look thru my own children's eyes when they see something special in something that might look ordinary to us. Playgrounds are the perfect place where a child's imagination can run wild.

Designing Nature Play

A well designed Nature Playground can open up a world of endless imagination and possibilities for a child to wander, engage and immerse themselves in a different reality. Kindda like the movie right? We want our children to be inspired and flex their imagination and a Nature Playground is just the ticket.

This Nature Playground design concept was inspired by a local coastal town. The ocean's salty air whips around the entire playground while children imagine themselves riding the waves, then getting caught up in a fishing net, or maybe swallowed by a whale. This nature playground design brings every detail of play and imagination together to produce an experience that is truly one of a kind!

This concept design is full of natural elements both real and pretend. The centerpiece of this design is the Kelp Forest/Jellyfish Towers, custom made by Elephant Play. Take a trip thru the Kelp and Jellyfish forest up to the highest point of the playground. Explore the Pods and escape down the slides to the sandy shores below.

The blue whale climber is a custom net climber by Elephant Play with loads of activities. Children can start at the mouth and get tangled up and swallowed by the Baleen Filter Rope Hang, then they make their way past the swing hammock, and continue on to the Water Spout Rope Scale where they can climb and pretend they are being shot out of the water spout. Continuing on to the climbing walls of the belly and finally balance on the whale tail at the end.

Children can pretend they are "catching a wave" on the Crashing Wave Climbers by climbing the net play equipment or surfing along side the wave on the Surfboard Spring Riders.

The younger children can delight in the under sea adventure of their own mini Kelp Pod forest and make music with Percussion Play instruments to round off the mood of the playground's mellow, under the sea theme.