The Nature Playground @ Discovery Preserve
A nature play area is a FUN area where children and their families can interact with nature in an un-programmed manner. Nature playgrounds promote creativity and problem-solving, nurture social interaction, and provide a safe venue for children to develop an interest in the natural world.
With opportunities for natural experiences becoming scarce for children, the creation of areas for children to play, explore, and create in a natural environment are so important. The potential for children to develop an interest in STEM-related fields and careers is increased with exposure to nature at a young age.
The nature playground at Discovery Preserve is right next door to the Chippewa Nature Center Pavilion and is outfitted with interpretive signage, serving as ‘play primers’ that provide children with ideas to help them explore and learn. Natural materials are there for children to use, including boulders to climb on and logs of various sizes for children to build and engineer with.
This is a fun, safe place to get dirty and connect with the great outdoors!