When selecting a nature play site, preference should be given to locations already rich in natural characteristics, including waterways, floodplains, and drainageways. These offer a greater depth of user experience and unique play opportunities for children.
Whenever possible, existing mature vegetation should inspire the playground’s final design. Trees, for example, can be used for shade. Meanwhile, existing landforms, including hills and slopes, can be used to form the following play features:
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