Natural Playgrounds

Natural Playground Designs

Water Play

Music, Sound, Art

Sand Play

Fun Things with Tree Parts

Embankment / Hill Slides

Rocks, Boulders

Loose Parts


Infants and Toddlers

TeePees Decks Gazebos Caves Log Houses Storage

Labyrinths, Sensory Boxes, Sundials

Mud Run, Challenge, Fitness

Upper Body, Exercise

Benches, Tables, Hammocks, Bridges, Signs

Gardening, Greening

Indoor Play

Fencing, gates


Awareness and Training

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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