Nature Playscape Moving Forward
The Blue Ash City Council has approved preliminary designs for the children's Nature Playscape at Summit Park. The project, which is part of Phase III development at Summit Park, is slated to begin construction this fall following the bidding process.
What is a nature playscape?
A nature playscape utilizes the earth's elements and natural building materials to influence unstructured play in a secure and untraditional environment. These playgrounds are proven to encourage social interaction, connect children with nature, evoke creativity and problem solving, encourage independence, teach risk tasking, and force imaginative play.
The unique designs for Summit Park's playscape will leverage materials such as water, grass, sand, mud, sticks, and timber. According to the current design plan, children will be able to play in forts, explore an underground hobbit hole, race down child-sized zip lines, and engage in shallow water play. Additional elements may include a net canyon, log jam, waterfall, and much more!
The playscape is expected to be complete in early 2018 and will be free and open to the public.