Natural Playgrounds

Outdoor Classrooms


Backyard Ideas

Embankment Slides

Stumps Logs

Sand Play

Water Play

Art Music

Science Nature

Upper Body Challenge

Rocks Boulders

Infants Toddlers

Loose Parts


Labyrinths Sundials

TeePees Decks Gazebos

Tunnels Bridges Caves Log Houses

Benches Tables Hammocks


Design Services

Maintenance Storage Sanitation


Design for $350,000 Natural Playground

Design for $350,000 Natural Playground
Brand: Natural Playgrounds Company
Toxicity: All Natural
Age Appropriateness: infants to 6 years
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This was a 24,000 SF parking lot surrounding this large school in Mass that we transformed into a beautiful Natural Playground that brings nature close to children in this densely populated city.

The parking lot around the building was removed completely, and in its place is now a gorgeous natural learning and play environment replete with beautiful shade trees, plenty of wildlife habitat, and a huge variety of discovery-oriented learning and play activities.

Design features in this plan included an infant/toddler learning and play area with
• a small hill for rolling and sliding,
• embankment slide
• several miniature shade trees
• rock scramble
• crib stair for climbing steps
• sand play area with hand pump and sluice
• a bubbling rock
• crawl-through tunnel
• gadget board
• pull-up bars
• mirror balls
• funnel stand
• large water play table
• collection table and sitting stumps
• mud kitchen
• water play patio with cooling spray

And included preschool and school age learning and play areas with
• 7’ high mountain with foothills
• 12’ long embankment slide built into the hill
• long rock scramble
• 7’ high embankment climbing wall
• 5’ high mountain with foothills
• 9’ long embankment slide built into the hill
• post balance walk up the hill
• interactive sundial
• willow tunnel
• sitting stump story circles
• loose parts play area
• music area with thunder drum, musical fence, pebble harp, hank drum, listening tubes, and pedestal pipes
• 12’ high climbing TeePee
• several art easels
• abacus
• several tree table benches around large, beautiful pine trees
• large sand play area with hand pumps and sluiceways
• bridge
• balance scale
• storage benches in the sand
• water play patio with cooling spray
• shallow cave
• gazebo with stage and stone amphitheater seating
• playground drinking fountain
• 5 circuit labyrinth
• tree deck with climbing net, climbing wall, and closed back ladder
• raised bed gardens
• entrance arbor to a trail through the woods with several resting and reading areas
• 1/2 court for basketball
• several slab benches
• several arbor swings
• several storage sheds
• several large shade trees
• complete site drainage and irrigation system
• and the area is now completely covered with beautiful real grass

Plans can easily be tailored to fit any sized space and any sized budget!

All items listed above are available in this online store! All our plans and products are 100% compliant with all ASTM, CPSC, and licensing playground safety guidelines!

Let us show you what we can do! Please start with an inquiry to our design department at