Nature Play Area at Broadmoor

Nature Play Area at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

What is a Nature Play Area?

Nature play areas add more ways for people to connect with nature by encouraging self-directed, informal play.

Unlike static, traditional playgrounds, nature play areas give children the chance to solve problems and construct their surroundings through natural elements and unstructured exploration.

Explore Broadmoor's Nature Play Area

It’s all about creativity with natural objects and a place to hop, balance, jump, stretch, and explore on rocks and logs safely placed for those activities. There are three play circles, one with sand, one with small rocks and one with logs. Build, stack and create patterns and mini structures with rocks. In spring and summer look for butterflies, dragonflies and bees nectaring on the native wildflowers, listen for sounds of birds.


Behind the Parker Pavilion and picnic area in front of the nature center you will see tree stumps, large rocks, climbing logs surrounded by native wildflowers, shrubs and trees. There are benches where adults can watch children play.