Nature Playground

It was a new experience to design a park for children using natural play elements instead of the typical plastic monstrosities.

For weeks I researched the developmental needs of children in all age groups, and began to find things that each age group needed. After visiting numerous parks I began to understand the importance of the various play elements.

The sketches below show some of the ideas I had that would meet the needs of the children, while creating a unique and fun place to play. I also wanted to create a space that parents could enjoy and feel comfortable in.


A simple clay model was constructed to get a better feel for the spaces I created, and to ensure that I met the needs of the users.

The plan was completed using hand graphics and rendered with marker.