Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Connecting children with nature 

In Florida’s most densely populated county you’ll find Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, with 245 acres of pristine Florida wilderness. The Preserve has roughly 6 miles of trails through a variety of nature habitats that is used for environmental education programs and school field trips. In the middle of this pristine wilderness, where alligators and birds roam free, you’ll find a wooden Robinia playground.

The Organic Robinia playground fits perfectly into the wild nature of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and is often used as part of environmental education programs for children. The playgrounds natural materials invite children to learn about nature and how to preserve it, all while having fun and enjoying themselves.    

 

Nature playground with lots of fun activities

The children love the new Robinia playground, with play towers, play houses, and an obstacle course which allows them to explore and play anything from hide and seek to obstacle course races.The rich variety of swaying, balancing, and climb-and-crawl activities in the obstacle course, help children improve important physical skill, such as balance and cross-coordination skills. The obstacle course also helps children train social-emotional skills, such as cooperation and turn-taking. Spinner plates and Springers can from a young age help children train balance and spatial awareness. The forest shop with its play counter and sand activities invites children to come together for hours of fun and creativity.

 

Physical

Social/emotional

Cognitive

Creative

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With the new playground, kids can stay in touch with their natural environment 

Barbara Stalbird in The Gabber 

 Natural and Cultural Areas Manager, City of St. Petersburg

http://thegabber.com/natural-playground-open-at-boyd-hill/

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Florida , Saint Petersburg , USA

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We have more than 45 years of experience, and will support you throughout the project.

 

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