Nature Play

What is a Nature Playground?

A nature playground is one that is constructed around the philosophy of nature based elements, which can include things like logs, stepping stones, cubby houses, ropes, obstacles, musical or water elements and plants. Any combination of these elements (and more) can be used to create a nature playground.

What are the benefits of a Nature Playground?

  • Children who play regularly in natural settings are sick less often. Mud, sand, water, leaves, sticks, pine cones and gum nuts can help to stimulate children's immune system, as well as their imagination
  • Children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active and less likely to be overweight
  • Children who play in natural settings are more resistant to stress, have lower incidence of behavioural disorders like anxiety and depression, and have a higher measure of self-worth
  • Children who play in natural settings play in more diverse, imaginative and creative ways and show improved language and collaboration skills
  • Children who play in nature have more positive feelings about each other
  • Bullying behaviour is greatly reduced where children have access to diverse nature-based play environments Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder are reduced after contact with nature.

(Courtesy of Kidsafe WA)

City of Vincent's Nature Playgrounds

Britannia Road Reserve Masterplan

Britannia Road Reserve Masterplan

Nature Playground - Braithwaite Park

A nature playground is one that’s constructed around the philosophy of nature based elements, which include things like logs, stepping stones, cubby houses, ropes, obstacles, musical or water elements, and plants. Any combination of these elements (and more) can be used in order to create a nature playground.

The new Oxford Street Reserve

Everyone is welcome to help us celebrate the opening of this contemporary urban park, the cornerstone project of our larger plan to enhance the Leederville town centre...