Nature Play Areas
While many visitors seek out Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries as places for quiet nature observation and active learning through education programs, we’ve recently added 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.
Check out the nature play elements at these sanctuaries:
Pleasant Valley, Lenox
Cape Cod & the Islands
Connecticut River Valley
Arcadia, Easthampton & Northampton
North of Boston
South of Boston