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 natural 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.
With the new playground, kids can stay in touch with their natural environment.
Barbara Stalbird - Natural and Cultural Areas Manager, City of St. Petersburg
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 races. The rich variety of 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 help children from a young age 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.
PhysicalJoy of movement: motor skills, muscle, cardio and bone density
CognitiveJoy of learning: curiosity, understanding of causal relationships and knowledge of the world
Social-EmotionalJoy of being together: teamwork, tolerance and sense of belonging
CreativeJoy of creating: co-creation and experimenting with materials
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