Benefits of Natural Playgrounds

Benefits of Natural Playgrounds Play is a hugely significant part of any child’s development, and creating safe, interactive and stimulating environments for children to play in is so important. Research has proven that children who engage in play are happier, more intelligent, healthier and more curious, and reap a whole host of other benefits which improve both their physical and mental well-being. So why does it make a difference what kind of play a »

Outdoor Learning Environment at El Norte

Having been in the commercial playground industry for over 25 years, I have been asked to design some strange things: submarines, sand airplanes, spiral slides coming from the fifth floor of an office building down to the lobby, and even a bathroom-equipped tree house! In February of this year, we were asked to look at some very large stumps and logs from a eucalyptus tree that had been removed from a site where a low »