Nature Playscapes!

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 meredith@ohionaturallyeducation.com and I'll add new regions!


 

Bill Yeck Park-2230 E. Centerville Station Rd.

 

Englewood Metropark-East Park entrance 4361 W. National Rd., Vandalia, OH 45377

 

Hills and Dales Metropark-Playground & Nature Play area-2606 Hilton Dr., Kettering, OH 45409

 

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

 

Possum Creek Metropark-4790 Frytown Rd., Dayton, OH 45417

 

Russ Nature Reserve-2380 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, OH 45431

 

Sugarcreek Metropark-4178 Conference Rd., Bellbrook, OH 45305

 

Wegerzyn Garden Metropark-1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414

 

Warren County Armco Park-1223 N. State Rt. 741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

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