What is a Nature Playscape? Unlike traditional playgrounds made of plastic and metal, nature playscapes use natural materials like streams, plants, boulders, logs, earth mounds and the like to provide a highly creative, interactive play experience – an experience designed to build healthier bodies and minds and grow a future generation of nature lovers. Thank you to the Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio for this great definition!
I developed this list of Nature Playscapes in collaboration with Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside. My original list is for the Dayton area. What are the best Nature Playscapes in your part of Ohio? Email me at email@example.com and I'll add new regions!
Bill Yeck Park-2230 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Kennard Nature Nook-6588 McEwen Road, Centerville, OH 45459
Learning Tree Farm-3376 S Union Rd, Dayton, OH 45417
Lost Creek Reserve-2385 OH-41, TROY, OH 45373
Russ Nature Reserve-2380 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, OH 45431
Warren County Armco Park-1223 N. State Rt. 741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036