Natural Playgrounds

The Green Space Playground Team of OLE! Texas Certified Outdoor Learning Environment Designers, create spaces that are safe, high-value, and best-practice for providing children with exceptional learning experiences through open-ended nature play. 

Green Space Learning works with you to provide custom designed, high-quality, innovative  outdoor environments for young children. We utilize unique, natural and sustainable materials such as logs, river rock, sand, pea gravel, plants, grass and low wood structures.

 

With a focus on safety and usability, our spaces are easy to maintain and can be enjoyed by all ages. 

Outdoor elements include spaces for large motor and big body play that provide opportunities for climbing, crawling, and jumping. Our spaces for infants and toddlers are designed to eliminate hazards while allowing for appropriate risk taking.

 

Climbing elements are less than 20” from the ground, minimizing the need for fall zone materials. The use of hills and natural grades safely provide exciting and big body play without the typical playground challenges. 

Areas for construction, mud and water play, sensory and loose parts play are also featured in our spaces. Creative expression through art, music, and dramatic play find new energy when taken outside. Defined and open-ended areas create balance from individual, small group, or large group activity. 

Many of our outdoor environments include gardening and tinkering areas, allowing children to engage in long-term projects and collaborations.

From design consulting to turn-key installation, Green Space Learning provides a variety of services and levels of support. 

  • Initial onsite consultation to take measurements, brainstorm, and make recommendations 

  • Design with material lists and costs/vendors

  • Procurement of materials

  • Installation

  • Ongoing support and consultations

  • Staff training

We are designers and producers. Our outdoor learning environment designers are OLE! Texas Certified in Early Childhood Environments. We custom build each element of our play spaces from unique, natural and sustainable materials.

 

Partnerships with Texas Children in Nature, Nature Learning Initiative (NLI) and Healthy Child Care Texas bring us closer to our goal of making nature play accessible to all children.

Research supports nature play time and again, demonstrating its importance for healthy and successful child development. 

Some of the most notable areas of benefit are physical and sensory development, problem solving and creative thinking, enhanced social and communication skills, mathematic and scientific skill development, and risk assessment. 

To learn more about the benefits of nature play, our partner Texas Children in Nature offers the following online resource of up-to-date research. 

3005 East Belknap Street

Fort Worth, Texas  76111

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