Nature-Inspired Playground Design

Design for participation, education and safety compliance

Nature-Inspired Playground Design

The benefits of free play and daily exposure to nature have been researched and reported in nearly every media outlet in recent years. Playground planners have an opportunity to create playground spaces that encourage children and families to get outdoors, interact with their environment, learn about their natural surroundings, and encourage the reconnection with nature. The Nature-Inspired Playground Design continuing education session explores the wide range of natural play environments.

We are authorized to provide .2 CEUs and 1.5 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. After this 90-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  • Play in nature is valuable for healthy child development.
  • Characteristics of natural play environments include wild spaces to school yards and public parks.
  • Maximize participation and learning through specific design considerations and best practice programming.
  • Different safety and accessibility standards apply to various natural playground environments.

Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.

We're an Authorized Provider of CEUs

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider by both IACET and LA CES™.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
1760 Old Meadow Road
Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736
laces@asla.org