Nature Play Area at Ipswich River

Nature Play area at Ipswich River 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 Ipswich River's Nature Play Area

At Ipswich River’s Nature Play Area kids can:

  • Build a log cabin
  • Explore a woodland trail
  • Scale a miniature observation tower
  • Challenge themselves on our stump jump and fallen log balance beam


The Nature Play Area is located to the right of the Visitor Center entrance, just beyond the canoe kiosk.

Good to Know

Materials used in the construction of this area were recycled from the sanctuary property.