Natural Playground

Our NATURAL PLAYGROUND is open!

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Latest Developments:

Replacing our “Castle” Playground with NATURE for our children

Our new naturalized play space contains features sure to delight and inspire children and families for years to come, just as the castle playground did for the last three decades.  We are excited that there is an amazing new natural space for the children in our community. If you’ve ever climbed trees, made forts, climbed rocks, made mud pies, dammed up water, dug in sand, jumped in leaves or had fun outside in other similar ways, you’ve experienced natural play and absorbed many life lessons to boot!  A great play space helps create timeless and meaningful experiences for the children of our community.

Questions: Please email the Playground Committee at bhcpplayground@gmail.com

History & Tradition of the Playground

From the early days . . .

. . . to the castle construction in 1984 . . .

Please support the playground maintenance fund with a tax-deductible donation today!

Thank you to our Sponsors! A special thanks to our playground revitalization Early Sponsors, who have helped us launch our fundraising campaign by pledging at least $1000 to the project. If you would like to become a playground sponsor, please email us at bhcpplayground@gmail.com.Cindy and Mark Anderson
Toni Clark and Richard Bell
Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation
Mary Ashton and Gary Campbell
Kris and Tom Clark
Judy and John Hansen
The Nickelsburg Family
Margaret and Bill O’Grady
Jan and Greg Olmstead
Kathy and Tom Price

Catherine and Wesley Schmidt
Sissy and Derek Walker

“Children with nature nearby their homes are more resistant to stress, have lower incidence of behavioral disorders, anxiety, and depression, and have a higher measure of self-worth.”

– Wells & Evans, 2003

Resources

The Playground Master Plan
The Natural Playgrounds Company Website
Children and Nature Network
Natural Learning Initiative