This is the most awesome playground I have ever been to. I might be partially drawn to it because it is the same concept the playground that my old center follows. Natural elements. No slides, no swings, just places for children to explore and use their imaginations. You can read all about this particular park here.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the natural building blocks made out of tree branches or stumps. Cut down to few inch thickness, sanded down a little. Great building blocks!
This was one of their favorite areas. A little maze of paths through tall grasses. I should have posted a picture of the kids in the grasses. To a 2-5 yrs old the grasses are pretty tall compared to you!
The absolute favorite: the pond. Between splashing, moving rocks around and playing in fountains, they could have played in this little space ALL DAY LONG! Until a fox snake joined the party and scattered everyone!
Fossil dig. Under all that sand there are several "fossils" that have been buried. The last time we were there Aidan was loving digging until he found the fossils. This time, he and his buddy brought their big dump trucks and were busy with the work of just moving the sand. :)
What do you think about this type of playground?
Here are a few more articles about this particular playscape: