Gazebos are a mainstay on a natural playground.
Gazebos provide shade and shelter; they are landmarks on the landscape, and are wonderful places to rest. Sometimes called summer houses or pavilions, they’ve been around for several millennia, and are cited in the literature of China, Persia, and many other classical civilizations.
Gazebos also create a sense of place, and can be a three-dimensional center point in an otherwise flat landscape. They provide wonderful places for story reading, resting, relaxing, block play, napping, and so many other active and passive activities.
Gazebos are great for outdoor classrooms. Add one of our Demonstration Tables and some sitting stumps, and voila! You have a great classroom space!
Gazebos are often used in amphitheater-type settings, because their floors/decks can be used as a stage, and their posts can be used to hang backdrops, or gauze that moves with the slightest breeze. Sometimes we just make the deck and 4 posts with no roof! (se photo)
Gazebos can be placed at the base of small hills so you can create amphitheater-type seating on the hill, or they can be surrounded by logs, slab benches, or rock seats. Fantasy play abounds!
Gazebos are both visually pleasing and very relaxing, so they are beautiful additions to playgrounds. Classes, guest speakers, or music groups can use the gazebo for numerous activities: concerts, readings, performances, meetings, spontaneous acts of fun.....
The flat surface is great for loose part play with blocks, tree cookies.
Everything is pre-marked for easy assembly.
Ornamental features, seats, rails and so on are additional and can be added upon request.
Sizes of Gazebos are measured from flat face to opposite flat face.